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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

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
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
8.0
Automated network device discovery
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network monitoring
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
8.2
Baseline threshold calculation
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
6.4
Alerts
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network capacity planning
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
7.3
Packet capture analysis
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
7.3
Network mapping
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
7.3
Customizable reports
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
9.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
7.3
Hardware health monitoring
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
9.1

Pros

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • 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.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • 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.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

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.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • 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.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • 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.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Pricing Details

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

General

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

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0
Pandora FMS
9.1

Usability

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0
Pandora FMS

Support Rating

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Pandora FMS
9.1

Implementation Rating

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0
Pandora FMS

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