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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus Pros

VijayDaniel - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool.
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The Pranshul Garg - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Probes are the best feature because they are well written which rarely requires you to write additional rules. These probes monitor activity within your environment.
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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus Cons

VijayDaniel - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality.
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The Pranshul Garg - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like for the next release to be more user-friendly and out of date. The next release should focus on the cloud, AI, and ML technologies.
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