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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco UCS Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco UCS Manager

86%
12 Ratings
9.5

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

95%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco UCS Manager

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

80%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco UCS Manager

90%
4 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco UCS Manager

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager

It [Cisco UCS Manager] is extremely well suited to large virtual infrastructure environments with resource dense blades. This solution is also great if you want to consolidate a large number of servers (if they are servers that need to stay physical, but can fit in the profile of a blade) - this would reduce data center space utilization as well as power and cooling. Cisco UCS Manager is also great if you're looking for centralized management of a larger number of servers. This would not be a great solution if you have a very small shop - it's not cheap and probably wouldn't give you a ROI if you only have a couple dozen servers total. I'd say it would be overkill for small shops, but if you have the money and don't care, you'll still like it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor is well suited when you have several storage from different vendors and you need a single point of view of all of them. Also, when you need more details of how your applications use the storage and get more detailed information like usage, IOPS, and other metrics that can help you to do fast troubleshooting or do track of the data flow.
Alejandro Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco UCS Manager

  • It is very all inclusive for management of every part our our Cisco blade center.
  • It allows us to directly connect to a hardware-based server in the blade center as though we were physically at the console.
  • It allows us to monitor the entire system for faults.
  • It lets us manage connectivity.
  • It is set to alert us via email if a fault occurs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Unmasks storage performance metrics and gives a common dashboard for monitoring.
  • A simple, intuitive interface for adding supported storage frames.
  • Lineage -- "The guest OS is connected to the virtual host and the virtual host is connected to the ... wait, what LUN is that?!?" #SOLVED.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco UCS Manager

  • Automation: There is a simple power-shell CMD lets, but it leaves more to be desired.
  • Navigation: Navigating the interface can be confusing.
  • Integration: Integration with ESXi hosts while doing FW upgrades would be hugely beneficial without the need for additional tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Most of the metrics are fairly high level
  • No visibility into virtual disks (you need Virtualization Monitor for that)
  • Not much granularity in hardware health
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco UCS Manager

General

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

Starting Price

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco UCS Manager

I think UCS Manager would be able very comparable to other vendors offerings when it comes to server configuration. I think Cisco did a good job in giving you full access to many options that you might not see with Dell or HPE. Every manufacturer would need a similar tool to control their server environment, but I think what Cisco has built into their Manager is a little better than others I've used. You can just see and change so many settings. I would say that is also a bit of a negative by a little bit because sometimes it is hard to dig in and find what you need to change and often might need to reach out to TAC or take a training course to understand all of the interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SRM is a standout against all of the competitors really. If you own Orion, then this is a must-have module to integrate, especially with DPA, if you also have the module. Out of the box, it is a fantastic product. Whereas a product like Nagios requires development work to get it even remotely close to SRM. PRTG is cluttered and messy and OpsManager functionality isn't even on the same level.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco UCS Manager

  • The positive is I was able to consolidate my small server infrastructure from 3 racks to one rack giving me space back and much power savings
  • The negative would be it could feel a little daunting to manage as there are many tabs and pieces to the interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • With SRM we have proactively monitored devices to stay ahead of data growth
  • SRM makes monitoring of internal asset condition much easier
  • SRM make monitoring of live statistics much easier.
Richard Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

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