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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Although Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is a nice tool and no other 4rd party tools can match its native monitoring and managing capabilities still i have given less rating and that's because it is only for Cisco vendor Devices. Hence if you have only Cisco infrastructure then go for it or else look for another 4rd party tool in conjunction with Cisco prime.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Absolutely I would recommend the product. If you want a single product to monitor and manage your whole environment, whether it's hardware, servers (physical or virtualised), networking and all from a single "portal" Solarwinds SAM is what you want to use. You could quite easily start off with SAM, and then decide you wish to monitor the networking side of things, you can obtain the NTA/MPM module, if you wish to monitor IP address usage, or IP conflicts, DHCP etc., you can install the IPAM module. It all neatly integrates into the same portal, meaning you go to one address and all the information is there at your fingertips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Application monitoring
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Database monitoring
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
Threshold alerts
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Predictive capabilities
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3
Application performance management console
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Virtualization monitoring
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Server availability and performance monitoring
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.9
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
IT Asset Discovery
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0

Pros

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • You can deploy from simple snippets of config to a whole template to multiple devices at the same time. That saves us a lot of time (remember that time is money) when we need to change some setting globally, like adjust a ACL or add new global policy. Doesn't matter how many models of the same equipment you have.
  • The Network Topology map is also a great tool for troubleshooting. You can check several aspects of the topology, the connection between the equipment, the status of the connections and even check specific alarms related to that part of the topology (or map). Again, consider that in a multi site, global environment and you'll see the benefits.
  • Inventory and firmware updates are also great tools inside the solution. You have check exactly what equipment is outdated and schedule an update with a couple of clicks. You can do that also in a batch, saving a lot of time (and money) and avoid to go handle the equipment one by one, sometimes even needing to have physical access to those equipment.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • Identify and monitor critical services on an IBMi platform.
  • Identify and monitor critical services on a Windows Server Platform.
  • Set thresholds to provide notifications where necessary to address serious issues before it hampers the operation.
  • Provide usage reports and other data that can be useful for forming IT Strategy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • Cisco Prime LMS isn't able to gather metrics from firewalls with multiple contexts, so you need to create each context as a new firewall, which can make it cumbersome and difficult to manage if you have more than 10 contexts.
  • The application also doesn't support the latest Cisco technologies such as ACI and UCS, so LMS shouldn't be considered a single pane of glass for all things Cisco.
  • It seems that the development of the product has slowed in order to focus on newer offerings from Cisco. It's unfortunate because this product is a good workhorse that chugs right along and doesn't eat up resources like some of Cisco's newer products do.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • The new node based licensing model makes it difficult to justify the price for nodes that only utilize a few components.
  • Script results need to be a statistic. It would be a lot more useful if we could populate a table of results, including alpha-numeric strings, boolean, etc.
  • A lot of the AppInsight components cannot be disabled. You have to either use the whole template or nothing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.4
Based on 10 answers
We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 30 answers
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
Drew Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
I only use dpa
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
Takes time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 7.7
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy using Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution for the following reason:1- Ease of use with the GUI.2- Very well organized dashboard which can view many statistics on your devices.3- Customized dashboard for different views ( for technical team and executives )4- Schedule configuration templates to use whenever we need on whatever device we want.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 7.9
Based on 20 answers
I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 1 answer
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 3 answers
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

There are various 3rd party tools available in the market which not only supports monitoring of cisco devices but also supports non-cisco devices, even with these capabilities in these 3rd party tools Cisco Prime has maintained a uniqueness in its products being the native tool from Cisco. The uniqueness is about product supportability for given devices and some of the edge features such as configuration management, detailed heatmaps etc
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I have tried and researched many products including Cacti, Zabbix, Dynatrace, as far as I have read the best crafted product among them is SolarWinds. [Already], SolarWinds company is the most successful company that has proven itself in issues such as monitoring and logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 2 answers
It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

  • It has helped us with our quarterly wireless security testing by pinpointing the location of non-approved access points vs. hunting for them via signal strength.
  • Saves time by helping to identify network health issues before they become a definitive problem causing downtime.
  • With errors detected early, we have noticed our wi-fi network is much more stable thus freeing up our engineer's time elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • SolarWinds has helped to improve proactive resolution or mitigation of application issues. This has often resulted in issues fixed before customers were aware of the problem.
  • SolarWinds has provided valuable information when troubleshooting issues to meet Service Level Agreements.
  • SolarWinds has helped get the correct team working on issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Pricing Details

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

General

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

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
9.3
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4

Usability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Performance

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Support Rating

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
7.7
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9

Online Training

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Implementation Rating

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Scalability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6

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