SCOM vs SolarWinds NPM comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Event Monitoring (3rd)
SolarWinds NPM
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IT Infrastructure Monitoring (4th), Cloud Monitoring Software (6th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Network Monitoring Software category, the mindshare of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is 0.4%, down from 0.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SCOM is 2.7%, down from 3.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SolarWinds NPM is 6.4%, down from 7.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Shiva_Prasad - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2024
A cloud solution for warehousing with a troubleshooting feature
The initial setup is straightforward. It's based on user requirements. We also conduct heat mapping using a couple of tools. The only requirement is to understand the technical or configuration aspects from the user's end and then configure it. Mist takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes for a particular deployment. You need to understand the end user's environment and have a concrete plan on whether it's a greenfield installation or an existing one, considering the density and height. Based on that, we need to develop a passive heat map. Then, you need to discuss with the user to understand exactly what needs to be configured and what they require in their environment. Based on that, you can proceed with the installation. Additionally, you can perform post-installation heat mapping to ensure it matches the earlier heat map. I rate the initial setup an eight out of ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy.
Hussein Taha - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 13, 2022
We can monitor all the VMs in our environment and access full insight reports for all the VMs, but the solution is not stable
There is no room for update or enhancement in SCOM because Microsoft has retired it as an on-prem solution and moved it to the cloud. The current version will be the last on-prem given Microsoft's push to move all their solutions to the cloud. The GI is difficult to work with and the reporting servers are also difficult. Another dimension that makes SCOM difficult is the number of components. The reporting server, the database, and the two components of the database (operational and warehouse) are all difficult to work with. This is why SCOM is a difficult solution to implement, configure, and troubleshoot.
Sep 5, 2023
A scalable tool for interface monitoring that can easily integrate with multiple tools
The dashboard of the solution is an area with certain shortcomings that need improvement. Having all the features and parameters under a single tab in the solution would be good. For knowledge-related purposes, SolarWinds needs to consider adding documentation to its portal to provide users with the upgrade command if they want to upgrade the solution and how to carry out the onboarding procedure. I would like to see real-time visualization and monitoring, especially when attempting to connect globally where one router is in the USA and the other is in the UK. With real-time visualization, all the interfaces can be made visible properly, while the users also get more visibility and their network. If an interface goes down, then one can monitor the interface directly with the help of the dashboard provided in the solution.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"Being able to make and customize management packs and send out notifications is very valuable."
"We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay."
"The product’s auto-remediation feature helps with automation."
"This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions."
"The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers."
"It discovers the components automatically, which is a fantastic thing. The discovery works in an automatic way, and it has a dynamic way of discovering the components, assets, and applications. It doesn't require any manual intervention."
"I like the historical reporting of observer metrics."
"I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable."
"We found that it was easy to operate, and it was simple if anyone has entry-level working experience or even if someone is not experienced."
"The ability to customize the views and dashboards is nice. SolarWinds also allows us to access the data via the API. That's probably the feature I liked the most."
"The set up was very easy. We didn't have any problems with the setup. The deployment took less than an hour."
"The ability to quickly identify downtime is the most valuable."
"All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great."
"It combines and presents information from many different sources, giving a corporate-wide vision on a single pane of glass."
"The connectivity of the solution is very good."


"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The technical support needs improvement."
"It'll help if they can provide real-time or closer to real-time monitoring."
"The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface."
"The solution should have more tools for monitoring the cloud engine versus on-premise."
"The management of the servers could be better."
"SCOM's feature that notifies us when a server is down is not present in recent updates, which has weakened the product."
"Stability and some performance issues exist and they need improvement."
"It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring."
"I would like to see them improve their network monitoring."
"SolarWinds needs to be improved such that it is on par with the leading products in the market."
"Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable."
"Complex and overly detailed setup."
"Fortigate firewalls are one example of a product that we are unable to monitor properly via SolarWinds NPM."
"The evaluation time for the product is too short especially for large corporations."
"The tool can only monitor up to 1000 instances in a single SolarWinds console. Customers may have over 1000 instances. Hence, it needs to support a minimum of 1500 instances. It should also improve support."
"The solution's customer service is not very good because the support takes too long."
"The product is scalable, but at a cost. Extra modules have to be purchased for each extra server. The initial set up isn't complex, but will require someone who is experienced with the network monitoring system"

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"It is more expensive than the competition."
"We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
"Two customers bought the enterprise agreement with Microsoft and paid for Software Assurance. But few customers don't buy it for Software Assurance. They just buy it and deploy it, and they think that we will be using it for the next five years."
"SCOM is very cheap because it's included in the license for the System Center suite, which is around $8,400 per CAL."
"It is the cheapest product available in the market."
"There is a license needed to use this solution and it is paid annually."
"The pricing and licensing are fair."
"SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing."
"The solution can become very expensive and commercially not viable in countries, such as India."
"SolarWinds NPM is very expensive, and we pay ten thousand yearly."
"We pay approximately $4,000 annually for SolarWinds NPM. There are no additional fees required other than the standard fees."
"It is too expensive."
"The pricing needs to be improved. It is too high. One full engine costs around $10 000, which is why we don't have high availability right now."
"It is expensive."
"We pay a yearly licensing fee."
"Price could be improved on"
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Comparison Review

it_user174738 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 31, 2015
Nagios vs. Zabbix vs. PRTG vs. Spiceworks vs. Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
I have researched a quite a few network monitoring tools which can be used for various monitoring purposes of not only the servers, but the intermediate routers as well. There are majorly three types of these softwares. Ones which are completely open-source, you can do almost anything you want…

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Juniper Mist Premium Analytics?
We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points.
What do you like most about SCOM?
The tool helps to monitor Windows servers. It offers alerts from a central location.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SCOM?
It is the cheapest product available in the market. I rate the pricing a one out of ten.
What needs improvement with SCOM?
SCOM needs to improve its usability.
What is the best network monitoring software for large enterprises?
It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools ar...
What is the best network monitoring software for large enterprises?
We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalabil...

Also Known As

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System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer



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Dialog Telekom
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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