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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Diagnostics and Micro Focus SiteScope based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Management (APM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus Diagnostics vs. Micro Focus SiteScope Report (Updated: January 2023).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Micro Focus Diagnostics is the information reported from an application that has timed out. For example, when you're Googling, or you're booking a ticket for Burj Khalifa here, the longest tower in the world, there are situations where the system can time out. There are times when you might not receive a response on the payment gateway or you are not able to find the reservation. The customer only receives the information that the session has timed out.""For banking and telecom solutions, it's been quite useful."

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"Our experiences with Micro Focus SiteScope have been mostly positive as we can easily work with multiple monitors and different types of monitors pretty quickly. There are a lot of out-of-the-box solutions for us through Micro Focus SiteScope, so we don't have to do that much custom coding for the vast majority of requests that we get for monitoring. There are some limitations that we've run into and some problems every once in a while, but they've been relatively minor.""VM monitoring is pretty good showing good visualizations of how VMs are operating within the context of all the VMs running on the same hypervisor.""The stability of the Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope is good.""Infrastructure monitoring is the most valuable feature.""The URL monitoring is excellent.""Being able to create your monitors for monitoring your internal URLs and databases and other things like that is valuable."

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Cons
"The interface could be more user friendly.""The GUI and metrics of Micro Focus Diagnostics can be improved. The metrics the solution gathers can be limited and could be enhanced by giving more details."

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"Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope could improve by adding more features, such as cloud, APM, and DevOps monitoring.""In terms of issues with Micro Focus SiteScope, some that we've run into were unintended, for example, extra executions of monitors and some false alerts when there were problems connecting to endpoints or there were issues with the application that sometimes resulted in false positives. We had a few issues with the way time zones were configured when the system time differed from the time indicated during the monitoring, but those were just little things that weren't too bad. As far as the limitations of Micro Focus SiteScope, the types of scripting files that can be executed are rather limited unless you go to some third-party plugins. These are the areas for improvement in the solution.""We have four or five data centers around North America where we have it deployed into a single or a two-server primary backup type of deployment. All those are made available under a single GUI provided by Micro Focus that allows you to put them all together. A room for improvement would be an appliance or a server that would manage all of our other servers so that I don't have to remember to log on to all different servers and data centers. I could manage them from a single location.""I would be very interested in having transaction traceability included in the product, to give us a better view of what is really going wrong in a particular method and action.""The lack of an agent means that remote monitoring requires multiple firewall ports to be opened.""They need to offer better technical support, which, right now, is not helpful or responsive."

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  • "When Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope has introduced approximately eight years ago and there was not very much competition making the price high. However, when comparing the price of Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope now to other tools, they should reduce the price. It is similar to a legacy tool at this point."
  • "It is expensive. I don't like its licensing. I don't like anything where you have to license it by individual licenses. I'm not a fan of that, but that's just me."
  • "The pricing or licensing cost for Micro Focus SiteScope is often bundled with other things, so the cost for each individual would be difficult to calculate. Pricing could be $2,000,000 a year. My company pays for technical support because it's part of the contract with Micro Focus SiteScope. You buy the licenses, but you're also paying for the support. With Nagios, it's much more bare-bones as far as paying for licenses and the software itself, and my company didn't have to use as much Nagios support yet in one or two years because there weren't too many problems using Nagios, and it's much more cost-effective, so that's one of the reasons why my company is migrating to Nagios from Micro Focus SiteScope."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The GUI and metrics of Micro Focus Diagnostics can be improved. The metrics the solution gathers can be limited and could be enhanced by giving more details.
    Top Answer:Micro Focus Diagnostics is used for reviewing the code for applications and many other details of the application. You can deep dive into the applications.
    Top Answer:I don't know about the financial details surrounding the solution.
    Top Answer:The product needs to offer better configuration with an SMS deploy. Right now, it's not configurable. There is no configuration for that. They need to offer better technical support, which, right now… more »
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    Also Known As
    MF Diagnostics
    HPE SiteScope, SiteScope
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    Overview
    Diagnostics software monitors application transaction health in traditional, virtualized and cloud environments allowing quick isolation and resolution of issues. It gives you a common tool to easily collaborate across the entire application lifecycle and release higher-quality applications. Diagnostics software provides deep drill down into transactions from the end user through the back end. And it uniquely serves as a single tool set for pre-production and production to diagnose application performance bottlenecks quickly and improve quality.

    Micro Focus SiteScope is an agentless monitoring program that tracks the availability and performance of distributed IT infrastructures such as servers, network devices and services, applications and application components, virtualization software, operating systems, and other IT enterprise components.

    Micro Focus SiteScope is an autonomous hybrid IT monitoring system that can monitor more than 100 different types of IT components in real time, thanks to a lightweight and highly customizable remote access architecture.

    With Micro Focus SiteScope, IT teams can get the data they need to keep on top of problems and eliminate bottlenecks before they become major concerns.

    Micro Focus SiteScope can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by utilizing agentless technology, which eliminates the need to install and monitor agents on each box. Manual activities can be automated, and teams can save time and effort by using pre-packaged solution templates.

    Micro Focus SiteScope Features

    Micro Focus SiteScope has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Broad functionality built on expertise: Micro Focus SiteScope's architecture is scalable and supports a broad range of functions, including data collecting, alerting, event management, and reporting. Data is collected via remote access, which eliminates the need for agents to be deployed and maintained on monitored nodes. Micro Focus SiteScope connects to systems as a remote user via the central server, which supports JMX, SNMP, HTTP, SSH, NetBIOS, and WMI.
    • Monitors legacy and modern environments: Micro Focus SiteScope comes with more than 100 built-in monitors that track things like utilization, response time, use, and resource availability.

      • Cloud: You can monitor virtual servers and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS-hosted applications can provide data to Amazon CloudWatch, which can be used for auto-scaling, reporting, and alerting.

      • Virtualization: Micro Focus SiteScope supports VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Oracle/Sun virtualization technologies. Monitor Docker clusters, nodes, containers, and workloads.
    • Flexibility with configuration: By adding or deleting specific monitors, you can adapt to dynamic changes in data center configuration.
    • Templates for solutions: The template database is based on best practices for monitoring complex application settings with the least amount of time and effort. The templates include built-in domain experience of specialized monitors, default metrics and thresholds, proactive testing, and best practices for a given application or monitoring component.
    • Notifications, alerts, and reports: Email, SNMP traps, HTTP post, and database alerts are all supported. Administrators receive alerts based on defined thresholds and schedules.
    • Flexibility in user management: Using LDAP or an internal management solution, define group-level permissions, construct user roles, and assign security groups depending on role. Extensive WS (Web Service)-based API that automates numerous management situations without the need for the SiteScope UI.
    • Integrations with SiteScope: Micro Focus SiteScope not only offers a number of benefits on its own, but it can also be linked with a number of Micro Focus and third-party solutions, giving teams the ability to properly integrate their IT operations center.
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    Sample Customers
    BSkyB, Alior Bank
    Vodafone Ireland, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise77%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus Diagnostics vs. Micro Focus SiteScope
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Diagnostics vs. Micro Focus SiteScope and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
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    Micro Focus Diagnostics is ranked 41st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews while Micro Focus SiteScope is ranked 23rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews. Micro Focus Diagnostics is rated 8.4, while Micro Focus SiteScope is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Diagnostics writes "Highly useful diagnostic information, reliable, and simple installation ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus SiteScope writes "Doesn't require much custom coding and can run on different platforms, but the types of scripting files you can execute on it are limited". Micro Focus Diagnostics is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and Omnipliance, whereas Micro Focus SiteScope is most compared with SCOM, Dynatrace, Splunk, AppDynamics and Prometheus. See our Micro Focus Diagnostics vs. Micro Focus SiteScope report.

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