2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope, what would you say?

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

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TY
Consultant at FB
Consultant
Top 20
2022-07-18T07:36:00Z
Jul 18, 2022

We’re partners and I am a consultant. We’re using the latest version of the solution. We have around 200 people using the solution. I’d recommend the solution to others. It's good, it's handy, it's easy to use, easy to configure, and the UI is great. I’d rate the solution an eight out of ten.

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John Boake - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior monitoring engineer at Fiserv
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-11T21:22:36Z
Jul 11, 2022

I would advise mapping out the strategy of how you want to manage or what you're going to use it for. I don't know all the functionality of the tool. We use it for three things. We use it for monitoring internal URLs. We also monitor certificate expiration dates, and we monitor some of our database queries with it. These are the three major things for which it's used, and it does them very well. It probably can be used for other things, but I have no idea what those could be. So, map out what you want to do thoroughly and when you deploy or when you're building out your collections in your folders and groups, make sure you do them as accurately as you can. That’s because it's difficult to go back and change them all. I'd rate it a seven out of ten. It's a pretty big product, and I don't know everything that it does, but it does really well on what I need it for.

David Collier - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Nobius IT
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-20T19:34:00Z
Jun 20, 2022

Sitescope has been around for many years - since 1996 in fact. Over the years, it has become a highly stable solution. Now though, as Micro Focus now owns HPE Software (who in turn bought Mercury Interactive from where Sitescope came), Sitescope is but a small cog in a very large AIOPS engine.

RS
Enterprise Monitoring | Information Services at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-17T12:25:00Z
Feb 17, 2022

I rate Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope five out of ten.

RR
Head - Development P-A-S Assurance Practice at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-18T13:11:21Z
May 18, 2021

We work on multiple models such as on-premises, and multiple deployments for our customers. More insight that could be shared would be very helpful. We have a great partnership with Micro Focus. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Tuncay KALAYCI - PeerSpot reviewer
Managed Services Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-04-02T07:00:11Z
Apr 2, 2020

People should know that if they only use SiteScope, it won't be enough. They will need to get support from other tools. For example, without HM tools, without network manager tools, it will not work. They won't get the old alerts from their environment and they will be unhappy. SiteScope alone is not enough. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.

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SagarShah1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Support Manager at JDA Software
Real User
2020-02-13T07:50:54Z
Feb 13, 2020

My advice to other people considering SiteScope as a solution in this category of tools is that I think SiteScope is a good product. It is definitely useful and provides a lot of value. I do not have any other advice in terms of being an end-user because all those things are not a perspective I have on the product. In general, I would recommend SiteScope. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate SiteScope as an eight-out-of-ten.

Hani Khalil - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Assurance , Senior Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
Sep 22, 2019

I would recommend the product. I would suggest that those considering implementation of the solution need to study their environment first. You need to know what you're going to do before installing SiteScope. Everything needs to be prepared. Communication metrics should be ready. If your communication metrics are not ready, then SiteScope will not work with you. Once you do, however, it will be a piece of cake. Just install it and install the mutation. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

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Hani Khalil - PeerSpot reviewer
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I would recommend the product. I would suggest that those considering implementation of the solution need to study their environment first. You need to know what you're going to do before installing SiteScope. Everything needs to be prepared. Communication metrics should be ready. If your communication metrics are not ready, then SiteScope will not work with you. Once you do, however, it will be a piece of cake. Just install it and install the mutation. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
SagarShah1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Support Manager at JDA Software
Feb 13, 2020
My advice to other people considering SiteScope as a solution in this category of tools is that I think SiteScope is a good product. It is definitely useful and provides a lot of value. I do not have any other advice in terms of being an end-user because all those things are not a perspective I have on the product. In general, I would recommend SiteScope. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate SiteScope as an eight-out-of-ten.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 18, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Carl Brahms Jr - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at United Airlines
Dec 4, 2017
It was a great tool for a long time. My go-to tool for everything. However, something happened at HPE years ago and investment in the development of the tool seems to have tanked. They have not kept up with browser security requirements or advances in GUIs, they switched to a corruptible database architecture instead of text config files, and the licensing is way more expensive than other tools that do the same thing (like LogicMonitor). Monitors have bugs that sit unfixed for multiple versions (file age and SOAP/XML Web Service monitors). The GUI is cumbersome, and it requires a Java client!
Hani Khalil - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Assurance , Senior Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 22, 2019
Sometimes in a huge environment, I think the documentation does not provide the required calculations so you can't know what the required set up should be. You need to test. We have some cases where we need to monitor the vCenters and the whole ESXi, available under this, and VMs. It may impact the server if you don't have the required experience.
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