HPE OneView vs. Symantec Server Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE OneView
Score 8.9 out of 10
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HPE OneView is an IT infrastructure monitoring platform, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Symantec Server Management Suite
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Symantec Server Management Suite is an option for automating the management of servers and deployments.N/A
Pricing
HPE OneViewSymantec Server Management Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE OneViewSymantec Server Management Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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HPE OneViewSymantec Server Management Suite
Small Businesses
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Instana
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE OneViewSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE OneViewSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Oneview has come along way. When they first put it out it was next to useless. Over the years and versions, they listened to feedback and have made OneView into a truly enterprise-level robust management product. It is now a far better product than the old C7000 Blade OAs, and HP SIM. It makes management of hardware easy and makes much of the maintenance easier and safer than before. For the storage side it does a great job and is intuitive to use, but the very versatility of how you can do things can lead to issues if multiple engineers do things differently.
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Broadcom
The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Managing the overall Blade profiles and the ability to have access to all equipment from one central repository.
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Broadcom
  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Managing the 3Pard Oneview will allow you to do things like reuse LUN IDs and setup multiple export groups with the same volume. This can cause performance issues, or worse. They could do a better job of protecting you from yourself...
  • Complicated initial configuration
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Broadcom
  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Support and training when we implemented OneView were excellent. We haven't required any additional support since we put it in and configured it for our systems. The OneView systems have been stable through updates and HPE documentation is excellent.
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Broadcom
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
If you are using modern HPE equipment there really are no alternatives.
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Broadcom
The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • No impact one way or the other for us.
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Broadcom
  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
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