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My experience since I started working with Extreme VDX has been great and everything has been working effectively. I give it 10/10 in performance since it has never failed us during our normal operations. Networking across our company and WAN has been covered by powerful fabric technologies that enhance secure and transparent business operations. It supports both wired and wireless connections with switches that network them through our applications.
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Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights is a powerful network monitoring software. It may assist you in more effectively monitoring your network. With the program's assistance, we can detect a wide range of network flaws and irregularities. Furthermore, it eliminates an interruption in the services we offer our consumers while also allowing us to reduce our high rates. Technicians no longer need to utilize CLI to copy and paste hundreds of coding lines. If you want a powerful programmable management program for your next-generation data centre, this is the program for you.
Read full review Pros The VDX is very simple to configure. Documentation on the product is amazing. The VDX will interface with any data center hardware; there is interoperability with all the BIG vendors: Dell, EMC, NetApp. I have a pair of VDXs running at my DR site that has been up for over 8 years without any issues! Read full review It is a flexible tool that helps streamline and facilitate the development of new services. Ideal for automating tasks such as network modification, configuration, and removal, which provides great time savings. Ensures services without interruption and without difficult scheduling. It has a simple user interface and excellent support, made up of several providers. It facilitates the administration of managed services. Read full review Cons I once had a problem with a USB drive and had a lot of trouble fixing it. We can use more documents and a better way to recover the drive. I understand the problems that every vendor faces with proprietary software. If you are a customer, this should not be a problem. It has limited commands. Read full review With the latest version release of Cisco Nexus Dashboard to version 3.0.1 I can say that most of the features have already improved but one of the wishlists that I want for ND is the possibility of extracting lists of Anomaly. Include older versions of Firmware in the list of choices when doing the firmware upgrade analysis, currently only the recommended is in the list of choices. If possible, include all the prechecks in the Firmware pre-upgrade analysis same in the script provided by Cisco. Read full review Usability
For the end user, it is relatively easy to use. However, some training and practice is a must because the NSO is not as straightforward as the traditional router CLI. For the administrator, Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) is just like another program running on the Linux system--there is no big difference.
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Great and effective automation functionalities and the tools on network security management are the best and easy data reports building. Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller feature for the network monitoring and easy management of various services and even offers the best analytics and also powerful integration tools for easy data migration.
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I have not had an opportunity to use a similar featured platform in my networking journey. All I have learned is that Extreme VDX has great potential for controlling and managing networking operations in our company. The data analytics insights that we receive from data analysis have developed great planning and decision-making infrastructure. The speed of operation is always stable with high data transfer rate.
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It's an upgrade from DCNM and worth looking into. We're trying to solve the issue of Creating and maintaining VLAN fabrics. Speed and ease of use are much better than other options. The app is great; the functionality is solid. Though It can have an improved UI, and user navigation could be simpler. It helps track your data and pipelines; you can set it up in different ways to monitor different flows about where its data is. It has in-built integration with Splunk, which is what was helpful.
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The platform is very well done, and to date, I have had no complaints about the implementation of the platform and no security issues or vulnerabilities. Cisco in all its product releases new versions to resolve security issues or bugs that appear on the platform, this is a big plus.
Read full review Return on Investment We definitely have a great ROI on the VDX cluster at my DR site; 8 years without issue! It takes so very little of my time because it has been so reliable, which allows me to be productive in other areas of the network. After the transition from Brocade to Extreme VDX, it was a little rocky with the code at first but things have improved with R & D. Read full review From the experience of use, I can affirm that the tool improves the user experience since it reduced the time in the administration of the infrastructure, the prediction of events, as well as the suggestions for solving the problems. all the aforementioned has been simplified thanks to the tool, in turn, it helps us to maintain the network in high availability. The impact has been very positive due to the simplification of the administration, which in turn reduces the detection times, leading to a reduction in costs. Read full review ScreenShots