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We performed a comparison between Huawei eSight and Icinga based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Huawei eSight vs. Icinga report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"eSight allows me to monitor and solve any problem in the backbone and any switch in real-time.""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.""The product is stable.""I like the real-time location monitor or RTLS feature. It is similar to the monitoring feature in Cisco Prime."

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"The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything."

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Cons
"Something that could be improved is the lack of integration with Cisco switches. In the next release, I would like to see better reporting.""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.""eSight has many features and options, but sometimes, we feel that it should be more advanced, like Cisco. It would be good if they can enable some automation part in eSight. Most of our customers want automation in their network. They don't want a dependency on everything. That's why the automation part must be improved in Huawei. It will be beneficial for customers. Cisco has different products, and there are multiple products for monitoring, automation, etc. In the software-defined network, Cisco has ACI, and VMware has NSX. Such options must be there in Huawei to move to a software-defined network. Unlike Cisco, in the case of eSight, there is only one product. I am not aware of any other product. It would be good to enhance it with at least some automation options so that we can use it effectively in the campus network or big data center environment. When I implemented this Huawei solution, I faced some limitations in particular areas like wireless scanning. This is another part that they can improve. Wireless reporting option is not as effective as other monitoring solutions. For a particular use case, if a customer is asking for some reports, sometimes they are not 100% satisfactory. The reporting structure must be improved.""The price could be less costly."

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"In general, the product does not look good. However, it does what it is supposed to do. So, the improvements should focus on usability and UI."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its pricing is better than any other Huawei product. Some products are cheaper in Huawei, and some products are cheaper in Cisco. Cisco has more benefits and options than Huawei if you consider different network environments."
  • "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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    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:The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything.
    Top Answer:The user experience – in terms of the usability of the application – could be improved. Another important thing is to work on a better tactical overview. Icinga should also be updated with the latest… more »
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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.

    Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.
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    Sample Customers
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Non Profit7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Huawei eSight is ranked 43rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 4 reviews while Icinga is ranked 35th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. Huawei eSight is rated 6.8, while Icinga is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Huawei eSight writes "Useful RTLS feature and good support but needs automation options and better wireless reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Icinga writes "Huge spectrum of plugins enable the monitoring of different technologies but UI/UX could be improved". Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Nagios Core, Centreon and PRTG Network Monitor.

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