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We performed a comparison between Huawei eSight and IBM Tivoli NetCool based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Huawei eSight vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The product is stable.""We can scale the solution.""I like that it supports all our Huawei devices. Unlike other network monitoring tools that monitor Huawei devices, it provides more details when it comes to monitoring or management. We can get complete details about the devices, and management is also simple.""eSight allows me to monitor and solve any problem in the backbone and any switch in real-time."

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"It's very easy to use.""Tivoli NetCool allows us to grasp a lot of data that can be applied toward predictive analytics and auto-remediation.""NetCool has a huge database that can collect and process about one million alarms a day.""It's very easy to use."

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Cons
"The price could be less costly.""It is not a very flexible product.""It will be better if they can make the simple network topology part more presentable. It would also be better if they had API integration and integration with third-party devices.""Something that could be improved is the lack of integration with Cisco switches. In the next release, I would like to see better reporting."

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"UI is outdated, very old legacy.""Tivoli NetCool's has medium scalability - there are some problems with its replications not being mature.""The installation could be simplified, and technical support could be faster.""The installation could be simplified, and technical support could be faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing depends on the competition. If your competitor is like Cisco, then Huawei is much more competitive when it comes to pricing."
  • "The price is very expensive."
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  • "Customers are required to pay a licensing fee."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "It costs around 100k for every ten servers, which is lower than similar products from other vendors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like that it supports all our Huawei devices. Unlike other network monitoring tools that monitor Huawei devices, it provides more details when it comes to monitoring or management. We can get… more »
    Top Answer:In my experience with eSight, I can tell you that you will experience a number of alerts that can be stressful to the administrator monitoring plenty of devices. They can simplify that part. It will… more »
    Top Answer:We deployed Huawei eSight as a monitoring tool for monitoring switches and access points.
    Top Answer:I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing for Tivoli NetCool is on a subscription basis based on servers and installs. It costs around 100k for every ten servers, which is lower than similar products from other vendors. Support… more »
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    Tivoli NetCool
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    Overview

    Huawei's eSight is a unified software suite for planning, operating, and maintaining complex enterprise ICT infrastructure from global, converged networks and data centers to multimedia and video communications that includes the facilities necessary for delivering performance and IT services. eSight provides a platform that supports infrastructure and devices from third-party providers, to develop custom management applications and improves O&M efficiency.

    IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.
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    Sample Customers
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Non Profit7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei eSight vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei eSight vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Huawei eSight is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Huawei eSight is rated 7.0, while IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Huawei eSight writes "Easy to set up and well-priced but needs better documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Good instrumentation and data gathering". Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, PRTG Network Monitor, Cisco Prime, Zabbix and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, Cisco DNA Center and HPE Intelligent Management Center. See our Huawei eSight vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool report.

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