7 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

[Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches] provide an enterprise class SAN fabric for the consumption of storage devices across a multitude of devices within the datacenter. MDS is well suited to provide storage presentation to Virtualized environments (VMware in our case) and for bare metal hosts. The 9200 and 9300 family are capable to provide this without the requirement for a larger director switch within the datacenter.Whilst configuration through the CLI is preferred, DCNM still falls short of being able to provide a single pane of glass without additional expensive licenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

Performance metric gathering for storage units, SVC virtualization layer, and Brocade SAN switches/directors are rock solid. Built-in reports cover the most-used scenarios, and the report creation has been improved to let you build the custom reports not already covered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

  • Easy connectivity
  • Easy management
  • Good support for finding correct commands
Jon McDowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

  • Performance metrics for multiple vendors and equipment models
  • Stability and reliability of the system
  • Ease of report creation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

  • Centralized Management through DCNM
  • Cost (Port License Cost vs New Switch)
  • 3rd Part SFP+ Compatibility
  • Smart Zoning (personally prefer SIMT)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

  • Additional reports needed for IBM SVC replication monitoring
  • Additional new equipment not yet monitored
  • Automated report generation and distribution is not easy to implement
  • Trending and projections into the future are needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Has always worked just as it should.
Jon McDowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

We looked at the Brocade G series and IBM SAN switches, but the seamless integration into our AAA suite and availability of skills in our local market were big factors. We also have these deployed in FlexPod and VxBlock environments, which the reference architectures provide additional confidence in the solutions overall compatibility, supportability and sustainability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

Solarwinds Storage ManagerNagiosStor2RRD
Jeff Judy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches 8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have not reviewed this product's overall security vs others but have not noticed any issues.
Jon McDowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

No score
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Return on Investment

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

  • High MTBF
  • Stable hardened OS reducing the need for constant upgrades
  • NVMeOF Compatibility
  • High port density in relatively small footprint (with 9396)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

  • Eliminated multiple reporting sources and consolidated to one
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

General

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

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

General

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

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