2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with ManageEngine OpManager?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with ManageEngine OpManager.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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27 Answers
RM
Network Security and Infrastructure Engineer at LDC
Real User
Top 5
2022-11-10T15:16:25Z
Nov 10, 2022

The dashboard could include additional features.

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Istyak Ahmad - PeerSpot reviewer
Security specialist at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-01T11:50:09Z
Sep 1, 2022

There should be an option to get mobile notifications or SMS mirror notifications for critical issues. That way, when we don't have access to email, we can still receive notifications via our phones. The setup should be lightweight and not slow. The performance should be improved.

VENKATESHREDDY - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate IT Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-22T11:02:47Z
Aug 22, 2022

What I'd like ManageEngine OpManager to improve on is artificial intelligence. In particular, the machine learning feature should be integrated with the sensor flow. Doing this will give leverage, especially when you look at other products such as the Cisco DNA Center. When a switch goes down, I should be able to build on the correlation of other physical devices it's connected to so that I can integrate that with my CA CMDB. The ManageEngine OpManager team needs to draw a long-term roadmap where that feature becomes an integral part of the solution because right now, machine learning in ManageEngine OpManager is a long process. The solution doesn't have MLS search and I want to see ML being developed and applied for CA CMDB to greatly reduce the burden of tying everything. For example, if I have a data center switch that goes down now, I should know what server it's connected to, and when that switch goes down at twenty-four ports, I would get twenty-four alerts for different devices plugged in. I should be able to make a correlation that the major problem lies in the switch and not with the twenty-four elements connected to that switch. That is where machine learning should come into play and the ManageEngine OpManager AI should indicate "This is where the root of your problem is." It could be difficult, but this is a feature that should be improved or added to the solution. What I'd like to see in the next version of ManageEngine OpManager is for the machine learning and AI to be tied with the correlation engine because, at the moment, the existing correlation is lacking in terms of contextual awareness. Contextual awareness has to be more customized so that the operator or the person building or customizing the tool should have the flexibility to tie it with the CA CMDB application and the underlying inventory. This way, ManageEngine OpManager becomes more of a straightforward, next-generation solution concerning monitoring. For example, another player like New Relic has an application management module that's far ahead, but it's still lagging and would still need to catch up in terms of managing needs. ManageEngine OpManager has integrations through APIs, but still needs further enhancement because there are still certain applications that would take hits, so the level of contextual awareness needs to be built on more, and that takes time.

Mahmoud Mawad - PeerSpot reviewer
IT network admin at GASCO
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-08T16:51:39Z
Aug 8, 2022

ManageEngine OpManager can improve by having better updates for critical issues.

YS
Network security architect at ARCEP
Real User
2022-05-20T16:17:32Z
May 20, 2022

There needs to be improvements to make the solution capable of supporting more devices, and it would be good to see an option for automatic deployment. I would like to see MDM for our VCM in this solution.

JM
Sr.Network Engineer at NTT Security
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-25T09:34:42Z
Apr 25, 2022

There are some concerns with the recording performance of ManageEngine OpManager. It does not offer accurate monitoring when compared to SolarWinds. We have seen endpoint collections lag, there has been some choking with a particular link, and it doesn't record properly. ManageEngine OpManager should include drill-down features. If for example, we wanted to monitor a particular link closely, it should not be an option, it should available. We would like link monitoring included. At times we need to monitor those specific links closely.

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SN
Senior System Engineer at Qatar Petroleum
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-31T14:08:56Z
Mar 31, 2022

I would like to see more enhancements made to the product. This would be better because compared to other products, the vendor is very slow at enhancing the solution.

LA
Technical Solution Specialist at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-13T13:29:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

The pricing is too high, which is why we are considering other options. There are certain things that are not possible to do with Op Manager. It's a solution that still needs time to develop. ManageEngine provides things in different layers, so it's not all in the same product. Technical support could be better. They need to work on the user-friendliness of the solution.

JT
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a philanthropy with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-11-23T01:13:13Z
Nov 23, 2021

The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great.

Jose Antonio Rivera Mora - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project Office Manager at Grupo Lala
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-19T23:48:20Z
May 19, 2021

We have been facing an issue since last year when a lot of our users started to work from home through their mobiles or computers. We are having trouble reaching these devices. We are now planning to publish our instance to the cloud so that we can reach these devices. Its performance should be improved in terms of the discovery of the devices. I would like to feel confident with the discovery that this solution does. For example, on my dashboard, I would like to be able to view a list of all devices seen on a specific server. At present, it is difficult to find such information. This would be an excellent feature to have.

Istyak Ahmad - PeerSpot reviewer
Security specialist at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-02T08:16:45Z
Aug 2, 2020

The only thing I can think of that might be improved is that it is just a heavy software. When we start it up with the archiving software, we sometimes experience some lag. The access on the console is a little bit slow. It might be that we need to improve our configuration to be sure it is correct. If we improve the way we work with it and make it a lighter load on the software, that may be a solution. Performance needs to be our crowning star. This product is little bit slow sometimes. If we improve the RAM, then maybe the performance will improve. It could be something that simple.

WS
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2020-07-29T07:45:00Z
Jul 29, 2020

OpManager is slow but that just might be the server we have it on. I don't think that's the problem but I don't do the server. But it is slow. When you're interacting with it, it could be more nimble and could be faster. The UI is fine, it's just a little sluggish. But once it's up and running, it's good.

Sachin Nagpal - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at NIIT Limited
Real User
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

It is sometimes difficult to manage the user interface. It can get very complicated. They could make it easier to use. There should also be some better backup and recovery tools for the devices that you monitor.

TM
CIO at a venture capital & private equity firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

The support offered after deployment needs improvement. The solution is a bit difficult to configure. There are quite a number of configurations and plugins that you must handle early in the process. The solution should offer richer reporting and more dashboards.

Fredrick-Massawe - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Bakhresa Group of companies
Real User
Top 20
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
Nov 27, 2019

The licensing model is confusing. For example, when we add a storage device on the OpManager, we don't know how it is calculating those which are added into the server. It's unclear how is it calculating the licensing model for the storage portion.

KK
System Administrator at Computer Network Systems
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

The pricing of the solution is high. They should work to adjust the pricing model to see if they can help reduce costs. They could add more support on devices and maybe make more versions of devices in order to offer better monitoring.

Fredrick-Massawe - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Bakhresa Group of companies
Real User
Top 20
2019-09-22T06:42:00Z
Sep 22, 2019

The licensing for this solution is not straightforward and should be improved. The dashboard is not that easy to manage for the layman. It requires some tricks, and if you don't know them then you cannot manage it. If the storage is part of a device then I would like to be able to monitor it as a single device, rather than two separate devices.

AK
IT Administrator at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
Sep 22, 2019

The storage level monitoring needs improvement. It needs storage level monitoring on the server itself. That feature is lacking right now. I already communicated with them and they are saying that this will be in a future release. The developers are working on it. This feature is really lacking but apart from this, this product is really good.

Syed Mohammed Wasi - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at Ministry of Finance - Saudi Customs
Consultant
2019-09-19T08:40:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

The dashboard has some limitations and should be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as SolarWinds, have much better dashboards. This solution is difficult to use for non-technical users. Having an option to call the help desk, like in other solutions, would be very useful for some problems. It would provide much more help for the end-user, or for those who are less technical. This solution is not suitable for enterprise-sized deployments, as it sometimes hangs and needs to be restarted. This solution has issues with connectivity from the client-side. With respect to technical support, escalation through the levels has to be easier.

NF
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Union Group
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

The pricing could be improved. The solution should offer more options and themes.

it_user824682 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
Jun 11, 2019

The for the areas that can use improvement, I would say furthering the abilities of dashboard customization and enabling workflows into other systems. I think we could get much more out of the solution with greater flexibility. If we could customize access further and allow people to enhance role-based access, it would keep people focused on their tasks and the specific things they need to know. I think that is the only other thing I would like to see in the system. Now there are only two views: an admin role or a view role. Roles are fixed in the extremes and there is a middle ground that isn't served by either. When you look at the price of the system, it is exceptional and a real value for money. However, it lacks strong local support. I can't blame the company because it is a new product, but that is one addition that would be very useful.

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T07:14:27Z
Mar 30, 2020

Hi Rigoberto,
We have recently introduced machine-learning enabled forecast reports for utilization and bandwidth usage forecasting.

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T07:12:55Z
Mar 30, 2020

Greetings from ManageEngine OpManager. We take customer feedback seriously. We are happy to tell you that we have extended support to a lot more vendors and technologies such as NetApp, HPE NIMBLE, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Dell Compellent, Huawei Storage, HCIs, Nutanix storages, and more. Take a look: https://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/storage-monitoring.html?itcentralstation

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T07:09:22Z
Mar 30, 2020

Hi Krishna, Nabil,

Check out our latest pricing and licensing model: https://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/opmanager-editions.html?itcentralstation

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T07:06:33Z
Mar 30, 2020

Hi Fredrick,

For storage monitoring, we have a disk based licensing model. This should make things clear: https://store.manageengine.com/opmanager/?itcentralstation

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T06:46:48Z
Mar 30, 2020

Hi Vasan,

Thanks for trusting ManageEngine OpManager. We will improve user management roles. Please keep updating to newer build numbers as the releases are rolled out. For support please reach out to us at: support@opmanager.com

ZC
Product Marketing Specialist at Zoho Corporation
Vendor
2020-03-30T06:45:16Z
Mar 30, 2020

Hi Michael,
As of now, we do not offer OVA support. However, please reach out to us at support@opmanager.com and we will try to work something out for your environment.

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