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What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Prime?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Prime, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

PeerSpot user
66 Answers

Erick Kahozi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I rate Cisco Prime an eight out of ten.

reviewer1329447 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are a customer and an end-user. We do not have a professional relationship with Cisco. We will not keep using this solution. I'm only keeping Prime Infrastructure at the moment for coexistence purposes as we have not yet created some functionalities elsewhere. I'd rate the solution at a six out of ten, mostly due to some issues we have surrounding its overall complexity that hinders us a bit.

reviewer1348176 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would recommend Cisco Prime — it's a good product; however, I would suggest you go with Cisco DNA instead. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. If it provided us with true visibility, I would give it a higher rating.

reviewer1309638 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Anyone wanting to implement this now should deploy DNA Center and I would recommend against using VMs if possible. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

reviewer1288968 - PeerSpot reviewer

I would definitely recommend Cisco Prime. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

reviewer1074924 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to look carefully at your infrastructure. Our plan is to take Cisco Prime out because we do not have a fully-Cisco infrastructure and it is not compatible with all of the devices. It is very good for Cisco products and if your entire infrastructure is Cisco, or you want to monitor a specific section that is entirely Cisco, then it will work well. However, if you have a mix of devices from different vendors and you want to centralize then this is not the right solution. Also, I would not recommend using two different solutions for the same purpose. Find one that works with everything, like SolarWinds or Netskope. Ultimately, I think that Cisco Prime will be taken off the market and replaced with Cisco DNA. It has all of the features such as NetFlow, monitoring, and smart analytic systems. It is another Cisco product doing the same job and much better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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