HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) vs. Pandora FMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is a solution for managing hardware across a variety of HP servers, in addition to storage and networking product. Some key features include: Inventory Management and Reporting, Health Management, and Firmware and System Software Updates Management.N/A
Pandora FMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring solution. It is presented as ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. Users can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT as well as business processes and services. It allows business users to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way. The solution boasts users among companies and organizations in more than 40 countries around the world, who according to the…
$2,990
100 nodes
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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NMS Edition
$2,990
100 nodes
Enterprise Edition
$4,250
100 nodes
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Pandora FMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsLicensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.
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Features
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Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
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Ratings
Pandora FMS
8.4
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Pandora FMS
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Pandora FMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
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Pandora FMS LLC
I believe Pandora FMS is a solution that adapts to any type of scenario; it's useful for small businesses as well as large organizations. It more than meets the need to have a comprehensive monitoring system capable of sending alerts instantly and consulting historical data, logs, and trends. Additionally, for small businesses, the free version will be more than sufficient in most cases. And for those who do not want to deploy the service on-premise, there is an option for MaaS (Monitoring as a Service).
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
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Pandora FMS LLC
  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
  • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
  • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
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Pandora FMS LLC
  • The interface is not intuitive due to the number of options it has and its organization.
  • It has a free version with limitations, and another paid version. The commercial one has a quite high cost.
  • It has a certain learning curve.
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
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Pandora FMS LLC
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
No answers on this topic
Pandora FMS LLC
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
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Pandora FMS LLC
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
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Pandora FMS LLC
We considered Pandora FMS to be the solution that offered more features at a lower cost. We were particularly interested in the abundance of options available in Pandora FMS's free version and the ability to monitor practically anything in an extremely heterogeneous environment like ours. We also considered Pandora FMS for its management capabilities and the possibilities offered by its web interface.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
  • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
  • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
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Pandora FMS LLC
  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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ScreenShots

Pandora FMS Screenshots

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