HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) vs. SolarWinds ipMonitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC), formerly known as HP Network Management Center, is a network performance monitoring option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a lightweight performance monitoring tool. It enables monitoring from a single console and out-of-the-box visibility, with some automation available.
$1,570
installation
Pricing
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)SolarWinds ipMonitor
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors
$1570
installation
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors
$2620
installation
ipMonitor -2500 Monitors
$5770
installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)SolarWinds ipMonitor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)SolarWinds ipMonitor
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
9.4
5 Ratings
13% above category average
SolarWinds ipMonitor
6.7
24 Ratings
21% below category average
Automated network device discovery10.05 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Network monitoring10.05 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts10.05 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Network capacity planning10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.05 Ratings6.619 Ratings
Customizable reports8.05 Ratings4.223 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)SolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(5 ratings)
8.9
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)SolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Its very good and easy to do custom polling by importing MIB files where we had challenges to do out of box monitoring. Integration is easy.
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Multivendor flexibility.
  • Topology map features.
  • Backup configurations.
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SolarWinds
  • Both network devices and servers may be easily located on the network.
  • It notifies the user whenever any network device undergoes a change in status.
  • Powerful reporting capabilities that provide vital data about your network's devices (uptime, space, utilization of resources on your devices)
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Visibility of both LAN and WiFi network components.
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SolarWinds
  • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
  • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
  • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
They are fast responding when you create a support case. But they also have a forum (community) where you can find knowledge-base information that is very useful.
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SolarWinds
Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cause of the great gui and easy management can be customized to your liking. The awesome topology maps you can make easy to change make it your own design. Great support. Don't need a large database to run. Can handle multiple users at once with ease. Overall a great product recommend to anyone
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SolarWinds
We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy to configure
  • Overall good monitoring tool
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SolarWinds
  • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
  • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
  • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds ipMonitor Screenshots

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