DX Spectrum vs. Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 7.3 out of 10
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DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager) is a network management platform acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
DX SpectrumMicro Focus Network Node Manager i
Editions & Modules
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DX SpectrumMicro Focus Network Node Manager i
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
DX SpectrumMicro Focus Network Node Manager i
Considered Both Products
DX Spectrum

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Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Chose Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Even though there are many products in the market such as from Solarwinds, CA Spectrum (no DX Spectrum), PRTG that offers similar or even with more flexibility the fault and performance monitoring still Micro Focus is a very nice tool when it comes to Scalability and Stability …
Chose Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Micro Focus comes with in built database for store its raw polled data from network devices and hence it is preferred tool compared to others since other tools requires additional efforts and cost involved as compared to Micro Focus. Also the stability of the product is vey …
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumMicro Focus Network Node Manager i
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumMicro Focus Network Node Manager i
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
  • Well Suited - Networking Monitoring
  • Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version
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Micro Focus
[Micro Focus Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager)] is like you implement it, setup monitoring and alerting and forget it forever until any major activity is there and that is possible because of the product's stability. Another reason for product stability is less features as compared to other vendor tools and its own inbuilt database.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively.
  • Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture.
  • Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings.
  • Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier.
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Micro Focus
  • Network Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Fault Tolerant
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Stability in operations
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Micro Focus
  • Flow monitoring.
  • QoS.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
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Micro Focus
Support is long and arduous and often are unable to help resolve the issue. We often have to do escalations or duty manager to get things moved. Even with a technical account manager, we do not see much improvement from a support point of view. This is an area where Micro Focus has a lot of improvement to do.
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
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Micro Focus
Even though there are many products in the market such as from Solarwinds, CA Spectrum (no DX Spectrum), PRTG that offers similar or even with more flexibility the fault and performance monitoring still Micro Focus is a very nice tool when it comes to Scalability and Stability with all necessary monitoring coverage. There is no external database required and hence less issues with integration.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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Micro Focus
  • HP NNM is very good at producing root cause analysis. MTTR is reduced with NNM.
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