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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

If you need to zone hosts and targets on a regular basis and have either MDS9000 or Nexus 5000 switches then Data Center Network Manager is a valuable tool. It also provides diagnostic capabilities.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
8.0
Automated network device discovery
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network monitoring
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
8.2
Baseline threshold calculation
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
6.4
Alerts
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network capacity planning
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
7.3
Packet capture analysis
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
7.3
Network mapping
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
7.3
Customizable reports
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
9.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
7.3
Hardware health monitoring
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
9.1

Pros

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • Provides a graphical user interface for zoning your fiber connected servers and storage.
  • It has an easysy to follow workflow.
  • Enables us to configure and deploy configurations without downtime.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • In rare cases you still need to use the command line interface to perform certain operations.
  • Had some conflicts while deploying DCNM which tried to use TCP ports which were in use by an other application.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

No answers on this topic

Pandora FMS

Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • Made it easier to manage our fiber Storage Area Network in our datacenter.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Pricing Details

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Data Center Network Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Data Center Network Manager
6.4
Pandora FMS
9.1

Support Rating

Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Pandora FMS
9.1

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