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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

Pulseway

Pulseway is well suited for just about any situation where there is a need to remotely monitor and manage computers. The most basic features are available to anyone with a free account, so even a home user can set it up and use to keep an eye on computers. The more sophisticated features require a fairly inexpensive subscription, but are well worth the cost for a business wanting to monitor the health of their servers, etc.My experience with Pulseway is limited to using it in situations where there are fewer than a dozen or so computers/servers being monitored. I'm not really sure how well it scales up, so I can't say if it is a good solution for a large corporation with hundreds or thousands of machines that need to be monitored.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Remote monitoring
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Network device monitoring
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Multi-device monitoring
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0

Management Tasks

Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
9.3
Patch Management
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Service configuration management
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0
Software and hardware inventory
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
8.5
Policy-based automation
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
8.5

Reporting

Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
7.3
Performance data reports
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
7.0
Customizable reporting
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
6.5
Data visualization
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
7.5
Risk analysis
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
8.0

Security

Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
7.3
Data backup and recovery
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
6.0
Antivirus and malware management
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
7.5
Adinistraor access control
Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
8.5

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

Pulseway

  • Easy To implement.
  • Easy to use, even for non-technical users.
  • Automation. Set tasks to happen based on different triggers, like a service crash.
  • The mobile application is very convenient and easy to use.
  • The Windows Server Module integration is very convenient, especially if you run a local domain.
Marouane Tohme | 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

Pulseway

  • It would be nice if they increased their scope of supported third-party apps.
  • It would be great if they would create an ios app for their ticket system.
  • If they could possibly build in a location service for tracking devices, that would be helpful.
  • If they had two-factor authentication, it would be nice.
Nathan Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pulseway

Pulseway 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pulseway is very user friendly. The system is labeled in terms and grouped together by function so that anyone can understand and locate the functions that they need. We use this system to monitor a file server that we have that can have an unstable power supply. This allows us to easily see that the system is offline and get it back to operational with minimal downtime.
Anonymous | 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

Pulseway

Pulseway 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I haven't really needed much support for Pulseway, so I can't really say a whole lot about their support. Pulseway has been pretty much trouble-free for us. There are regular updates and new features. The updates never seem to break anything or cause problems. It just works.
Richard Hogan | 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

Pulseway

Pulseway is best suited for small to mid-size organizations. Its design and cost structure lend themselves to being extremely useful for organizations that don't have a huge IT team but have significant IT infrastructure. Most other tools are more difficult to implement or have a much higher cost. Pulseway is the best of both worlds.
Mikel Seidl | 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

Pulseway

  • Problems can be dealt with more rapidly because I have access to systems from anywhere. I don't have to carry a computer with me nor do I have to find a location with potentially non-secure wifi to gain access to my systems.
  • I can handle 99% of my system admin tasks using Pulseway and never have to touch a system or connect to the console.
  • Pulseway gives so much control over a system that I don't need to spend extra money on other software to perform management tasks.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco UCS Manager

General

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

Cisco UCS Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pulseway

General

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

Pulseway Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise1.761
  1. per endpoint
Additional Pricing Details
Pay as you go. No hidden fees or contracts. Term based discounts!

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager
8.4
Pulseway
9.3

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager
Pulseway
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco UCS Manager
9.0
Pulseway
9.5

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