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"The product is stable.""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.""I like the real-time location monitor or RTLS feature. It is similar to the monitoring feature in Cisco Prime."

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"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.""The installation is straightforward.""The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices.""The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices."

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"Something that could be improved is the lack of integration with Cisco switches. In the next release, I would like to see better reporting.""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.""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.""The price could be less costly."

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"Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look and feel can be improved. They can also put in more effort into building the THWACK community and use the information about various customer issues and requests to build the new releases.""The solution could improve by being more secure.""For each device, when you open the network performance monitor, it will give you all of the information about the device, but many of the natural configuration management features are not on that page.""The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance."

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  • "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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  • "You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go."
  • "There is a license for the use of this solution and it is priced well, there is a lot of value for the money."
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    SolarWinds NCM
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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.

    Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, Aruba, Rukus, and more.
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    Sample Customers
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    Huawei eSight is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 4 reviews. Huawei eSight is rated 6.8, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. 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 SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Reliable, scalable, easy to use, good support, and offers the ability to script changes". Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco Prime, Cisco DNA Center, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and Auvik, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and HPE Intelligent Management Center.

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