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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • OpenNMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

70%
6 Ratings
8.4

OpenNMS

84%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating

OpenNMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating

OpenNMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings

OpenNMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings

OpenNMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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The OpenNMS Group

I would recommend all system administrators use some form of network monitoring if they are not already doing so, and I'd definitely recommend people consider OpenNMS if they're shopping around. Small businesses will benefit from the low-cost of entry (it's free!), whilst getting all the enterprise features. Larger businesses can benefit from paid support plans.
However, there's no getting around the fact that you will require some advanced networking and sysadmin knowledge to get the most out of OpenNMS, or at least, be prepared for a steep learning curve. If you don't have the resources to devote this time initially, you may struggle.
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Pros

Broadcom

  • Ease of management
  • Unified platform
  • Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment.
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The OpenNMS Group

  • Report on SLA
  • Group network areas
  • Discovery of elements
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Cons

Broadcom

  • I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like.
  • I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot.
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The OpenNMS Group

  • We've had a few issues with delayed alerting.
  • I haven't quite figured out how to make topologies work yet, but I haven't spent a ton of time on it either.
  • We've also had a bit of trouble importing some MIBs, but that usually boiled down to working with the vendor to make sure we had the right MIBs and dependencies.
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Pricing Details

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

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Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    OpenNMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    OpenNMS editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadcom

      Meets our business requirements
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      The OpenNMS Group

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Broadcom

      Easy to configure and use.
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      The OpenNMS Group

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      Exceed Expectations.
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      The OpenNMS Group

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Broadcom

      Plan it out based on your requirements.
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      The OpenNMS Group

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
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      The OpenNMS Group

      OpenNMS's more attractive GUI and its price break were the main reasons our company chose to explore and use this product. However, it never managed to actually replace Nagios which had a much more established hold within the company. Perhaps we were over-monitoring, but our company claimed a $100k loss per hour of downtime.
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      Return on Investment

      Broadcom

      • Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards.
      • If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly.
      • IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?"
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      The OpenNMS Group

      • Initial adoption required quite a lot of resources and time to get everything right. Totally worth it for us; just be prepared for a gradual process that will get better and better with time.
      • Once setup and running smoothly, it provides us with all the reporting we could hope for, at near zero cost.
      • With OpenNMS, we're able to offer a much more reliable service to our customers, and spend a lot less time dealing with issues.
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