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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Cisco Intersight

82%
12 Ratings
9.6

Ansible

96%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Intersight

90%
2 Ratings

Ansible

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco Intersight

91%
1 Rating

Ansible

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Intersight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Ansible

87%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Intersight

77%
12 Ratings
7.8

Ansible

78%
4 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

Ansible

That is a big task for all the functionality now in Ansible Collections - Ethernet Networking, Fibre Channel Networking, Wireless networking, LB/ADC configuration & changes. Storage config and changes, VMware provisioning and changes, Windows Desktop provision when paired w/ a tool like Zuul, Workflow integration w/ ServiceNow (SNOW), Testing framework such as Molecule really all you to ensure what you have in your playbooks is solid...prior to deployment not when released to your consumers; Critical. Consistent runbooks instead of managing tons of scripts allows for cross-team training and functionality in a true disaster scenario. Additionally, conversion tools from other IT automation offerings Puppet and Chef, integration into Cloud environments. The list grows daily so jump in the water is just right!
Anonymous | 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

Ansible

  • Agentless. For our implementation, this is the single biggest factor. If we have to touch the machine and install an agent before we can start managing it, that's already too much effort and slows us down.
  • Re-entrant. This is not unique to Ansible, but certainly a huge improvement over custom scripts and such. Because it's such a huge effort to make scripts re-entrant, most of our scripts did not allow an elegant way to recover on failure. Manually cleaning up the half-attempt and re-trying is still too cumbersome, and being able to just re-run Ansible is a great improvement!
  • Infrastructure as code. This is new to Ansible, and there are still a few minor bugs with their AWS modules, but it's been a huge help being able to define our infrastructure in an Ansible playbook, commit it to source control, and use one tool for all our DevOps tasks.
John Grosjean | 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

Ansible

  • Ansible Tower is a paid service, which can be annoying at times. But that is understandable, as it requires an additional level of support from the Ansible team to develop.
  • There is a decently large learning curve for someone not familiar with setting up Unix environments. However, there is a very large support community with tons of documentation, so it's not a dealbreaker.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Intersight

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Intersight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Ansible

General

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

Starting Price

$5,000 per year

Ansible Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Tower$5,0001
Enterprise Tower$10,0001
Premium Tower$14,0001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

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

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 9.1
Based on 1 answer
everything works well and is really useful
Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco Intersight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ansible

Ansible 8.7
Based on 10 answers
Ansible is very friendly to start with. With just a few configurations, you have full management to your servers. You can configure it and implement it in seconds. You can also set up a cron job to make sure it gets implemented. It suits our need perfectly. Support can be a bit hard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 7.7
Based on 12 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

Ansible

Ansible 7.8
Based on 4 answers
There is a lot of good documentation that Ansible and Red Hat provide which should help get someone started with making Ansible useful. But once you get to more complicated scenarios, you will benefit from learning from others. I have not used Red Hat support for work with Ansible, but many of the online resources are helpful.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ansible

Ansible is a great product, which we really love as it is compatible running along side and with other DevOps tool. The integration features allows other teams to participate in our shared objective. Ansible is easy to use as many programmers are familiar with Python and RHEL. We selected Ansible because its easy barrier to entry and pricing model for new users with not many nodes to manage. We will continue to develop and on-board teams and monitor the scaling abilities of Ansible.
Anonymous | 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

Ansible

  • We have been able to deploy solutions to client issues without impacting uptime.
  • Most system administration tasks have been automated so I am now free to work on architectural improvements or customer support.
  • Our customer support has improved thanks to Ansible as it has allowed me more time away from repetitive system activities so I may assist with customer questions and application testing.
James McCoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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