8 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX

From a packet tracing standpoint, it was easy to setup and analyze an issue we were having with eigrp errors between 2 data centers. Took a few minutes to stand up on both sides and compare the traffic to determine hellos weren't being sent. On the other spectrum, had it had the analytics of such products as Extrahop, it could have recognized and alerted us of an internal DNS attack we had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

Support at Micro Focus is just plain and simple terrible. The tool is fairly hard to configure and upgrades are long and arduous which makes product upgrade a nightmare. Although the documentation can sometimes claim that the product does something specific, you might discover that it is very limited in what it can actually do. An example of that is QoS for which not a lot of usual flows are supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Automated network device discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Network monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Baseline threshold calculation
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Network capacity planning
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Packet capture analysis
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Network mapping
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Customizable reports
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
Hardware health monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

Pros

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

  • Automated network discovery. Simple discovery rules and granular settings across regions allow the user to manage what parts of the network are automatically discovered. The user also has a choice not to use automated discovery if they do not want it. They can add lists of devices by CSV file if needed.
  • Simple polling architecture. NNM has a single polling source allowing the customer to keep simple ACL rules allowing NNM access to devices across the enterprise. It also supports a hierarchical structure with multiple instances if needed by the user.
  • Out of box content. There are multiple dashboards available out of box with the different modules that can be added onto NNM. Key Performance Graphs include Top 10 device CPU utilization, Top 10 Interfaces with Errors, Top 10 Interfaces with packet drops, Top 10 QoS violators.
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 network mapping. NNM is very good at automatically creating network topology maps. It allows the user to group nodes together showing small parts of the topology to entire regions for trouble shooting or NOC monitoring.
David Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveAction LiveNX

  • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
  • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
  • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

  • Flow monitoring.
  • QoS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction LiveNX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Can't really rate this, we never had to call support. The product wasn't complicated to setup and learn. We have a high level of network knowledge so the product was self-explanatory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveAction LiveNX

There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

  • HP NNM is very good at producing root cause analysis. MTTR is reduced with NNM.
David Batson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LiveAction LiveNX

General

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

Micro Focus Network Node Manager i

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
4.0

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Micro Focus Network Node Manager i
1.0

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