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HPE OneView vs. SolarWinds NPM
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE OneView vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The best part is that you can integrate a two-way network. Earlier we could not manage the storage and ToR switch. Now we can create a LAN with our storage without any interface. In terms of switch management, it is now easy to understand the current configuration. It provides centralized management. It provides a single pane, and you can easily do all updates in one shot. It is a great product.""Provides the strongest support for automation.""The OneView Global Dashboard is very user-friendly and it can be used for monitoring the power consumption and temperature of the data center and racks."

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"I like that SolarWinds NPM is a strong tool for monitoring network devices, switches, and routers. It's also a user-friendly tool. My team also likes how scalable it is.""It did a good job of the collection and then an investigation of the net flow of information for understanding the applications that were being used at certain locations.""The product is scalable.""SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install.""The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.""We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down.""It covers everything from end to end, from the standpoint of endpoint machines and the routers and switches. The switch port also comes there.""Technical support is very helpful with our upgrades."

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Cons
"Does not allow for switch configuration other than through OneView.""They can improve reporting and provide more customized reports. Currently, reporting is a bit limited. It can be complex to learn and manage for beginners. Because of my experience, I find it comfortable to manage, which might not be the case with beginners. It would be good if they can make it a little bit easier to understand. They can provide a more graphical view of connectivity and other things. Their technical support can also be improved.""It would be better if we can add every HPE device to OneView, such as MSA, as well as the other servers like the DL server and ML server."

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"The solution could improve in many areas, such as the marketing and description of the products, providing areas of improvement, cloud capabilities, and being able to be more streamlined with the current integration points with other applications.""There isn't support available to us as they don't offer support in our country.""Complex and overly detailed setup.""We also had to be attentive to vulnerabilities, because SolarWinds NPM have some issues in that area. We had to work with our security team, so that they could help us check and backup the data, and check what they needed to secure.""It would be good to have high security.""If they did some type of synthetic monitoring, it would have been better.""Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable.""SolarWinds needs to be improved such that it is on par with the leading products in the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think that the price of OneView is $500 USD per server, which is a little high."
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  • "USD $15,000 annually for maintenance."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
  • "There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price."
  • "There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on."
  • "The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Provides the strongest support for automation.
    Top Answer:There is no license fee but if you wish to have a warranty, there is an annual charge for that.
    Top Answer:In OneView, the only option is to configure the switch over OneView. Dell provides an option to divide app administration and the ability to configure the switch by SFH. When we debug on switch, we… more »
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
    Top Answer:From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
    Top Answer:We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
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    Also Known As
    HP OneView
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview

    HPE OneView is your infrastructure automation engine to simplify operations, increasing the speed of IT delivery for new applications and services. Through software defined intelligence, HPE OneView brings a new level of automation to infrastructure management by taking a template driven approach to provisioning, updating, and integrating compute, storage, and networking infrastructure. Designed with a modern, standard-based API and supported by a large and growing partner ecosystem, HPE OneView also makes it easy to integrate powerful infrastructure automation into existing IT tools and processes. Take command with HPE OneView to deploy infrastructure faster, simplify operations and increase productivity.

    HPE OneView innovations provide you the industry’s best infrastructure management experience, simplifying operations for HPE BladeSystem, HPE ProLiant servers, 3PAR storage, HPE Networking and HPE ConvergedSystems.

    SolarWinds NPM is a network monitoring solution that enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages quickly and efficiently. The solution is a powerful tool that can help you increase service levels, reduce downtime with multi vendor network monitoring, simplify the management of complex network devices, improve operational efficiency, and much more.

    SolarWinds NPM Features

    SolarWinds NPM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Increased scalability
    • Fault, performance, and availability monitoring
    • Dynamic network discovery and mapping
    • Cross-stack network data correlation
    • Customizable topology
    • Dependency-aware intelligent alerts
    • Intelligent maps
    • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
    • Logical and physical network monitoring
    • Monitor Azure vNet gateway visibility

    SolarWinds NPM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SolarWinds NPM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Comprehensive monitoring for advanced network devices: With SolarWinds NPM, you can gain insight into the health and performance of your load balancers, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks, firewalls, and Cisco Nexus switches.
    • Hardware health monitoring: SolarWinds NPM makes it easy for you to monitor, alert, and report on key device metrics, including power supply, fan speed, and temperature.
    • Customizable performance and availability reports: With this feature, you can choose from more than 100 templates to schedule and also generate custom network performance reports.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SolarWinds NPM solution.

    PeerSpot user Andrew N., Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical, says, “The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items.” He also adds, “From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. And, The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes."

    Daniel S., Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD, mentions, “The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive.”

    A Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm explains, “As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning. It also gives us visibility of spikes and allows us to track down the reasons for their occurrences. So too, it makes room for potential processes that have gotten hung or runaway and to know when it's time to reboot a server or service.”

    Dinesh N., Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company, states, “The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature.”


    Fazal A., Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors, comments, “We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down. In the event an interface goes down, we have multiple reports that include availability monitoring, network uptime monitoring, and network downtime monitoring. These reports are on multiple schedules such as the end of the day, end of the last business day of the week, monthly, and quarterly. This gives us the ability to provide reports to our management and let them know the performance of our network.”

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    Asante, ITS Nordics, Columbus Communications, Mansfield Oil
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Retailer12%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE OneView vs. SolarWinds NPM
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE OneView vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE OneView is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 33 reviews. HPE OneView is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE OneView writes "A highly stable and reliable solution for centralized management and monitoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". HPE OneView is most compared with Cisco Intersight, Zabbix, Dell CloudIQ, ServiceNow IT Operations Management and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor and Nagios XI. See our HPE OneView vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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