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We performed a comparison between Huawei eSight and WhatsUp Gold 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. WhatsUp Gold Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"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.""eSight allows me to monitor and solve any problem in the backbone and any switch in real-time.""We can scale the solution."

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"The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit.""NetFlow monitoring, real-time monitoring, and surveys have been the most valuable features for our business.""The product is reasonably priced.""WhatsUp Gold is very easy to deploy.""The most valuable feature of WhatsUp Gold is NetFlow and the virtualized maps.""Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network.""The user interface is good enough."

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"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.""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 is not a very flexible product."

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"WhatsUp Gold should work on real-time monitoring and configuration management. If they succeed in doing this, the solution will cover all the network troubleshooting aspects and will be a benefit.""You have to invest a few days to become an expert in this solution.""The initial setup of WhatsUp Gold is a medium range of difficulty levels. However, if it is your first time it could be difficult.""We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology.""The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system.""I might like to see a better interface in the future.""The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions."

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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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  • "It is per device, per year. The pricing is very clear. If you have a service agreement, you get all of your major upgrades and minor upgrades. It was under $10,000 to go all-in with all of the different add-ons for it."
  • "The most valuable feature is the cost compared to other solutions."
  • "This is a well priced solution."
  • "The price of WhatsUp Gold is good."
  • "There is a license needed to use WhatsUp Gold."
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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 am an end-user. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I'd recommend the solution to other users. When we did the benchmarking, we found the product to be suitable for our company… more »
    Top Answer:The product is reasonably priced.
    Top Answer:We find the pricing of the product to be reasonable. I wouldn't describe it as expensive.
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    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.

    Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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    Sample Customers
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Non Profit7%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei eSight vs. WhatsUp Gold
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei eSight vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Huawei eSight is ranked 47th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 4 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 7 reviews. Huawei eSight is rated 7.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.4. 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 WhatsUp Gold writes "Feature-rich with a good user interface". Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, PRTG Network Monitor, Cisco Prime, Zabbix and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios XI and Splunk. See our Huawei eSight vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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