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

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"Spiceworks is generic and free.""It's easy to understand.""It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties. Spiceworks also gave me visibility in terms of what software was installed on each device and its status."

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

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"Sometimes, it can be difficult to integrate what you need.""Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.""Once a device was recognized on the network, Spiceworks never got rid of it even after you took it off the network. You had to go in and manually remove it."

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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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  • "It might be about $300 annually for a bigger company. If you pay annually, it's better and cheaper."
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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:Spiceworks is generic and free.
    Top Answer:Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.
    Top Answer:We're using Spiceworks mainly for infrastructure monitoring.
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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.

    From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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    Sample Customers
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Non Profit7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Construction Company10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Transportation Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei eSight vs. Spiceworks
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei eSight vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei eSight is ranked 43rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 4 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 45th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews. Huawei eSight is rated 6.8, while Spiceworks is rated 6.0. 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 Spiceworks writes "Helpful for ticketing and visibility, but doesn't remove unused devices automatically". Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, Lansweeper, JIRA Service Management and ServiceNow. See our Huawei eSight vs. Spiceworks report.

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