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The best way to use this solution [Cisco Software SD-Access] is in Campus LAN environments, [which] could be small, medium, and large sites, that includes remote branches also. And always use with 3 node (HA) availability. This solution is not appropriate for Data Center environments. This solution is not mean[t] to connect remote sites (the WAN itself). This solution is ideal to achieve high and low level hierarchies of security and connectivity of end users in a network.
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I would recommend all system administrators use some form of network monitoring if they are not already doing so, and I'd definitely recommend people consider OpenNMS if they're shopping around. Small businesses will benefit from the low-cost of entry (it's free!), whilst getting all the enterprise features. Larger businesses can benefit from paid support plans.
However, there's no getting around the fact that you will require some advanced networking and sysadmin knowledge to get the most out of OpenNMS, or at least, be prepared for a steep learning curve. If you don't have the resources to devote this time initially, you may struggle.
Read full review Pros Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance [helps trace] issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as [the] best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely. Read full review Report on SLA Group network areas Discovery of elements Read full review Cons Documentation: Working in this solution I realized there were missing information details about the fusion device support for nexus. Fusion router: This roll in the fabric should be already integrated in the solution, right now it is configured manually. Bugs: Unfortunately the solution still present a lot of bugs, mainly in the controller. Read full review We've had a few issues with delayed alerting. I haven't quite figured out how to make topologies work yet, but I haven't spent a ton of time on it either. We've also had a bit of trouble importing some MIBs, but that usually boiled down to working with the vendor to make sure we had the right MIBs and dependencies. Read full review Support Rating
As far as my experience with SD-Access -I'd say things that can be improved are - better functionality with ISE, ease to understand licensing and better documentation for configuration (add-ons, etc), and licensing.
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Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance helps trace issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as the best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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OpenNMS's more attractive GUI and its price break were the main reasons our company chose to explore and use this product. However, it never managed to actually replace
which had a much more established hold within the company. Perhaps we were over-monitoring, but our company claimed a $100k loss per hour of downtime.
Read full review Return on Investment Integration with other platforms in a single platform is a great advantage for the user. Saves time in configuring devices on the network Read full review Initial adoption required quite a lot of resources and time to get everything right. Totally worth it for us; just be prepared for a gradual process that will get better and better with time. Once setup and running smoothly, it provides us with all the reporting we could hope for, at near zero cost. With OpenNMS, we're able to offer a much more reliable service to our customers, and spend a lot less time dealing with issues. Read full review