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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Intersight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco Intersight

81%
13 Ratings
8.0

Puppet Enterprise

80%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Intersight

90%
2 Ratings

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cisco Intersight

86%
2 Ratings

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Intersight

77%
13 Ratings

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

6.4

Cisco Intersight

64%
1 Rating

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

7.3

Cisco Intersight

73%
1 Rating

Puppet Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight is very well suited for IT engineers, system administrators, and IT personnel that just wants to have a quick, easy use, interface (be it web-based or application-based) to monitor, manage and maintain their Cisco Infrastructure. This product provides just that, and looking at the product road map it can definitely offer more which we are really excited about!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

Puppet is good enough to get the job done, you can use it to automate deployments and maintain files and configurations, if this is all you're looking for it's great.If you're looking for more control over your systems as a whole without having to write your own scripts or install multiple configuration management systems then Puppet is not what you're looking for.
Alan-Michael Barnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Intersight

  • Intersight can consolidate Infra management on a single dashboard such as UCS Server, Hyperflex, Fabric Interconnect, UCSM.
  • Device policy and configuration can be deployed from Intersight.
  • Firmware and software upgrade for all devices can be done from Intersight.
  • No impact to DC production if Intersight connection is interrupted.
  • Apps workload data is not passed through Intersight, only the control plane.
  • TAC can be opened via Intersight.
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

  • Provides a clear map of how a system is configured
  • Eases the creation of a system in a specific cluster as it is scripted in code
  • Simplifies configuration changes to a cluster or to every system such as rolling out vhost configurations, updating ldap roles, NFS mounts, etc
  • The syntax is very easy to read and carries a lot of fluidity once the language is learned.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Intersight

  • The cost is a little high per trackable asset
  • Mobile application is missing some features
  • Automatic TAC case creation doesn't always work as advertised
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

  • A bit of a steep learning curve but something that can be easily understood once a few basics are grasped and use of Puppet is put into practice.
  • Does not fit well with existing infrastructure but that is not necessarily a failing with Puppet but can require a radical shift in thinking and procedures to reliably implement.
Anthony Parcero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Intersight

General

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

Starting Price

Puppet Enterprise

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use it every single day and love the ease of it and the integration of all our servers
Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.6
Based on 2 answers
It is one of the best products that I have ever used. Good design of windows, intuitive interface, good work of system making its good service and easy work in technical support. I like working with Cisco during all my work in my previous position as a call-center technical support position. It changes my life
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 7.7
Based on 13 answers
I have had servers TAC cases open for issues with Cisco Intersight. Some have yet to be resolved. One case that is still open is where the HCL status ( Hardware Compatibility List ) shows not validated when It should be. We have several servers that have the exact same hardware, OS, and the same firmware. One server will show the HCL is not validated but all others will
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight makes device management easy by automatically detecting the parameters that need to be monitored, so you can save time registering each device. In addition, thanks to its mobile application, you can know most of the time if an incident occurs due to the active alerting of the application.
Oscar Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

HPSA is a licensed product and incurs significant upfront investment costs due to COTS licensing. Puppet Data Center Automation has a significantly lower upfront investment and product documentation is more readily available. Chef is a very similar offering, however, at the time our decision was considered, the adoption of Chef vs. Puppet was significantly less in the community.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Intersight

  • As a Cisco partner and vendor, it allows us to monitor and give proactive support to our customers in a way that was impossible before.
  • Also gives proactive and predictive support from cisco since it allows for automatic case creation with cisco in case that a problem is detected in the infrastructure.
Daniel Aramayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

  • Cut deployment times down to around 1 hour from 4-5 hours.
  • Allows us to get a fully running system up from scratch in around 30 minutes.
  • Allows for a more clear view of what is required to get a host running.
Alan-Michael Barnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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