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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager

If you have a data center and use the Cisco UCS Blade platform with SAN storage, then UCS manager is the right tool for you. Managing one or a few host servers with UCS manager is pretty easy. You can see pretty quick what is going on with your servers. If you need to configure the fabric interconnects, you pretty much need to use UCS manager to do it. I find that it meets the needs for almost everything we do with the UCS C and B servers. If you have hyper flex servers from Cisco, then you would not want to use UCS manger. If you are not using Cisco servers you may not be able to use UCS manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly.For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco UCS Manager

  • Service Templates: Provision new hardware using templates in the matter of minutes.
  • Firmware updates: Modifying the FW level on a template will kick off an FW upgrade on all attached equipment.
  • Consolidated Views: See all equipment in a single view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco UCS Manager

  • UCSM is known for its bugs, especially during code upgrades.
  • Similar options can be set in a variety of places with varying effects.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
Philippe REY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.6
Based on 13 answers
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.4
Based on 10 answers
I really liked how easy it was to deploy the SaaS vesion of Dynatrace in our environment. We have a lot of tools that have plenty of capability but they don't get a whole lot of use because they would require someone who is an expert to use them. With the SaaS version of Dynatrace, all the admin functions are taken care of by the Dynatrace team (updates, patches, new features, bugs, etc.) and our small shop can focus on getting valuable metrics, alerts and issue resolution from the product.
Nischay Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 7.3
Based on 2 answers
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS Manager 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Cisco UCSM Support has been very quick to reply and address our concerns, issues, and questions. We have found that Cisco's documentation is clear and concise and fairly easy to find. With Cisco support's help, we are able to quickly and safely meet the demands of our end-users, consistently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.3
Based on 412 answers
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was done on our time and with our system.
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 7.9
Based on 27 answers
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
Sandy Neavaes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco UCS Manager

We were a IBM Blade Center shop. IBM was easier to manage. However, it was not as all inclusive. The IBM served us well, but when we started pricing out options Cisco came in a little less expensive on the current promotion they were running. The Cisco UCS has proven to be more stable and reliable, as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco UCS Manager

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
Rebecca Douglass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco UCS Manager

  • We were able to achieve a positive ROI on the system within 18 months. This might be unique to our situation. Priced against buying traditional servers and fabrics it would stack up favorably.
  • The ability to easily expand our infrastructure with blades is a strength. The profiles allow us to add a new server which is configured and deployed in a much shorter amount of time than traditional server infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dynatrace

  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco UCS Manager

General

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

Dynatrace

General

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

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