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We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and vRealize Network Insight based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Dashboard vs. vRealize Network Insight Report (Updated: January 2023).
672,411 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The initial setup process is quite simple.""The hardware of Meraki is very good quality.""Easy to configure with great troubleshooting feature.""What I found most valuable in Meraki Dashboard is that it's well-organized, easy to use, and practical.""We find that Meraki has all the features you need to be able to enable complex network protocols for AV equipment. We deal with a streaming product over IP, and Meraki is fantastic at that.""The initial setup was easy.""I would say the ease of use is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up and get up and running.""The most valuable feature is knowing the wireless and switch are healthy."

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"The solution has helped improve our organization by directing the network traffic using SDN.""It's a very powerful, very manageable product."

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Cons
"For my purposes, I don't need to see any other features added to the Meraki Dashboard. I have no criticisms and I do like the tool. If I had a criticism for it, it would be about the pricing because it could be a little less, but again, for the service that you get, I won't complain about that too much.""What we would like from the IT perspective is a lot more granular control, more visibility into the packets, into the routing, and things of that nature.""I’d like the product to allow for other solutions to be integrated with the dashboard as well.""I think this product could be improved with a CLI for more directives.""The wait time to speak with a Meraki support engineer is always long, but they get the job done.""More integration would be an improvement.""There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution.""An area for improvement in Meraki Dashboard is licensing management because it's a little complex. Product licensing can be made a little bit easier through license concurrency and a more straightforward approach to applying the license to products and services."

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"Support could be much better.""The solution can be improved by making it more compatible with other brands, allowing for better integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My view is that it's expensive, but it's the best."
  • "The price of Meraki Dashboard is not expensive because knowing that it is a cloud-based solution has its benefits."
  • "Licensing for Meraki Dashboard is paid every year, and it's on a per-device model that costs roughly $300 to $400 per device, but that comes with full support and troubleshooting, etc. Compared to similar products, Meraki Dashboard is quite high-end, but the costs you pay are all-in."
  • "I’m not sure of the exact cost, however, it’s my understanding the Meraki WiFi is around $800. That’s for a three-year license. It’s about $150 a year."
  • "The Meraki Dashboard has more competitive pricing."
  • "You don't have to pay for the dashboard."
  • "Meraki Dashboard is a utility and portal that's part of the Meraki solution."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
    Top Answer:Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.
    Top Answer:There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would like to see a VPN feature in a future release that supports tunnelling.
    Top Answer:We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.
    Top Answer:The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure. Beyond that, I can't speak to any features that may be lacking. I don't work on the… more »
    Top Answer:From the time that it was available, we've been using it for various reasons and it's been proven quite successful in our virtual portfolio products, especially in the VMware environment. While we… more »
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    Overview

    The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

    VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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    Sample Customers
    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Meraki Dashboard vs. vRealize Network Insight
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki Dashboard vs. vRealize Network Insight and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
    672,411 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Meraki Dashboard is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 21 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 32nd in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.8, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Manageable, user-friendly, and easy to set up". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, Mist AI and Cloud and Auvik, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, Cisco Secure Workload, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM and ThousandEyes. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. vRealize Network Insight report.

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