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Attribute Ratings

  • VMware Skyline is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

87%
18 Ratings
9.0

VMware Skyline

90%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

VMware Skyline

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.8

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

88%
2 Ratings
10.0

VMware Skyline

100%
1 Rating

Performance

8.9

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

89%
6 Ratings

VMware Skyline

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.9

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

89%
6 Ratings

VMware Skyline

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

[Cisco] Nexus Dashboard [Insights] delivers a very good overview of the network health at the present or in the path. Thus, it can help in proactive monitoring and in troubleshooting a problem from a customer to find out if there was any unnormal behavior in the network at any given point in time. Like last night the backup was very slow. As it's able to check a time frame before and after a problem occurred, it helped us find the source of the problem since that source was in the network.
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VMware

It is best suited for customers having premier support services and looking for faster remediation. The VCenter server and VSAN environment are covered in the VMware Skyline. The environments which are critical and run very secure applications and do not have access to internet connection on the Virtualization environment can not use the VMware skyline as it is unable to send the logs automatically to the VMware support team.
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Pros

Cisco

  • It is a flexible tool that helps streamline and facilitate the development of new services.
  • Ideal for automating tasks such as network modification, configuration, and removal, which provides great time savings.
  • Ensures services without interruption and without difficult scheduling.
  • It has a simple user interface and excellent support, made up of several providers.
  • It facilitates the administration of managed services.
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VMware

  • VMware Skyline showed me my end of life cisco drivers.
  • Skyline listed unsupported VMtools and listed the VMs using such versions.
  • Skyline listed out-of-date hardware compatibility versions and the VMs matching such versions.
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Cons

Cisco

  • Sometimes it is difficult to add some services
  • No improvement areas found as of now, I'm still in the process of familiarizing myself with the dashboard
  • Like all products, the Nexus dashboard will only get stronger with more revisions and versions.
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VMware

  • collection of product usage pattern
  • workload visibility on customers machine is none
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Pricing Details

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Nexus Dashboard editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    VMware Skyline

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    VMware Skyline editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Cisco

      For the end user, it is relatively easy to use. However, some training and practice is a must because the NSO is not as straightforward as the traditional router CLI. For the administrator, Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) is just like another program running on the Linux system--there is no big difference.
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      VMware

      It's super easy to use.
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      Performance

      Cisco

      Great and effective automation functionalities and the tools on network security management are the best and easy data reports building. Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller feature for the network monitoring and easy management of various services and even offers the best analytics and also powerful integration tools for easy data migration.
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      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco Nexus Series switches work well in our hybrid network environment. We have dealt with these types of switches for over ten years and have been very pleased with the performance of the switches. Cisco products have worked well with many of our other computer systems in our data closets. There is a solid confidence in these switches because of ease of maintenance and the quality of technical help available from Cisco reps. One problem we have faced intermittently is getting help with licensing when in a dire configuration change situation. Because licensing looks toward different system components, sometimes a new licensing request is denied because the Cisco licensing rep cannot verify that the company has a license for that piece of equipment, even when we definitely have the license. There has been anxiety in calling several times to get what is needed when we actually do have a license, but just that the Cisco rep has a hard time finding that license in our company name. In network down instances, this inability to identify the licenses we own, is very frustrating and time consuming
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      VMware

      It is lacking when after installation and requires more manual configuration. and more expensive according to VMware skyline.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      The platform is very well done, and to date, I have had no complaints about the implementation of the platform and no security issues or vulnerabilities. Cisco in all its product releases new versions to resolve security issues or bugs that appear on the platform, this is a big plus.
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      VMware

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • From the experience of use, I can affirm that the tool improves the user experience since it reduced the time in the administration of the infrastructure, the prediction of events, as well as the suggestions for solving the problems.
      • all the aforementioned has been simplified thanks to the tool, in turn, it helps us to maintain the network in high availability.
      • The impact has been very positive due to the simplification of the administration, which in turn reduces the detection times, leading to a reduction in costs.
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      VMware

      • Less time in troubleshooting
      • Less resources required
      • Minimise the unexpected failures and downtimes.
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