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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight is very well suited for doing firmware upgrades across all of your cisco hardware. So far we have had no problems pushing out new firmware. It's also well suited for hardware management. Cisco TAC has the ability to pull logs for the IMC for themselves, which saves you from having to pull the logs yourself and then uploading them to the case. It may or may not be appropriate for upgrading operating systems. I have not been able to test it.
Anonymous | 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

  • Accessible from anywhere online.
  • Cisco is always adding new functionality.
  • Easy to learn and use on a daily basis.
Anonymous | 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

  • Mobile app has some minor display issues.
  • Most exciting features are still being rolled out.
Wouter Hindriks | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Basic version is free, good functionality now and many interesting things on the roadmap.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.2
Based on 4 answers
  1. Because Cisco is actively developing Cisco Intersight.
  2. Because Cisco listens to users of Cisco Intersight and actively develops suggestions and fix issues found.
Joacim Wicander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Puppet Enterprise

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Intersight

We use the Dell OpenManage product previously when we were using Dell servers. Cisco Intersight has much more capabilities than Dell OpenManage had in the past. I haven't used any other product lately which would allow me to compare the features. We use What's up gold for up/down monitoring but It doesn't have the firmware update features.
Anonymous | 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

  • Basic Intersight access is free to all Cisco customers.
  • You can decide what level of functionality fits your needs and budget.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Intersight

General

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

Puppet Enterprise

General

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

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