Centreon vs. IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centreon
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Centreon, from the French company of the same name, is an IT infrastructure monitoring platform.N/A
IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IntelliMagic Vision's AI-driven analytics enables z/OS experts to proactively monitor and manage their end-to-end z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, optimize performance, improve support for new applications, reduce software costs, eliminate unnecessary hardware purchases, and preserve the reliability and availability that mainframes are known for. IntelliMagic Vision enhances the RMF and SMF data and applies its built-in knowledge to understand how the z/OS…N/A
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CentreonIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
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CentreonIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.4 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10

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User Ratings
CentreonIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
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8.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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10.0
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Vendor post-sale
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9.6
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentreonIBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS
Likelihood to Recommend
Centreon
It is a good product that is robust. They have a free version that makes the value good. If it cost money then the install and plugins would need polishing. But overall it is a good product that does what it says it does. But definitely not for beginners you do need some knowledge to set it up and get it running
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is perfect for just about any after-the-fact analysis that I have tried to use it for. Sometimes it doesn't provide support for the latest SMF fields, but that is the nature of SMF data analysis - it is impossible to keep up with the rate at which new SMF fields are added. Combine that with the fact that the description of new fields is often poor, and it is amazing that IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is as up-to-date as it is. I think that less experienced users might benefit from material that more clearly differentiates products like IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS, which feed off SMF data, and products like Omegamon, which report in real-time contents of various system control blocks.
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Pros
Centreon
  • Monitor
  • Install
  • Stability
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is easy to use for beginners and experts.
  • Search and drill down helps to find overview and deep dive.
  • IntelliMagic has implemented expert knowledge into Vision and the rating of the report is really helpful.
  • Predefined reports can be modified very easily and individually adapted reports (replacement of old SAS programs) are also possible without any problems
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Cons
Centreon
  • The install
  • More plugins
  • The alerting
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • The voluminous data is a challenge for all tools. As always, improved response time is always appreciated.
  • I really appreciate reading the descriptions and field descriptions that are provided with the screens. All additional elaborations will be appreciated.
  • Monthly trending and cyclical pattern detection
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Likelihood to Renew
Centreon
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
In comparison to other products (even on IBM Z), IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is really RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability). The GUI is really stable; analyze/reduce jobs with detailed diagnostics; restart functions with Automator
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Usability
Centreon
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
with more than 12 years of experience in Mainframe performance tuning and analysis, it was much easier to translate and understand the tool. New college grads without Mainframe exposure struggled a bit to connect the dots, it might be good to have a recording from IM to go through mainframe basics before the staff start to use the tool covering mainframe concepts than tool itself.
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Support Rating
Centreon
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
Really highly skilled IntelliMagic team:
  • Head of IntelliMagic (Gilbert Houtekamer, Els Das and Jean-Marc van der Kolk)
  • Account manager DACH/Europe local support team ...
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Alternatives Considered
Centreon
Centreon does a good job against these products. Of courseCentreon can be free and that is what we used. So it is not quite the same the other products are more polished and support is readily available. But Centreon is still good and if you have some knowledge can work just as well
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
These are the legacy products that have been used for capacity/performance/billing and report generation over many years. Some are better suited for solutions using programmatic interfaces ( internal billing ), and processing IMS transactional data in particular. For most tasks, however, Vision can generate charts, provide levels of drill-down, allow a focus on analysis rather than report generation, much faster with greater reliability and less required training than the above products
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Return on Investment
Centreon
  • It does monitoring very well
  • Details on issues is good
  • Customization is great.
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IntelliMagic, an IBM Company
  • Based on data from Vision, we have not had to expand the hardware this year.
  • Any expansion of hardware in the coming years can be well supported by figures from Vision.
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ScreenShots

IBM Z IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Screenshots

Screenshot of Coupling Facility Health by ApplicationScreenshot of Prioritized list of all Warnings and Exceptions for Workload Manager and LPARScreenshot of Changes can be compared before/after custom time ranges with dynamic filtersScreenshot of Built-in anomaly detection identifies (statistically significant) zOS workload changes and alerts usersScreenshot of Custom dashboards can be built, edited, customized, and shared with sets of dynamic, interactive reports to group reports setsScreenshot of Users can view, interact with, and drill down into zOS Topology - compare topology changes over time