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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

Turbonomic

Large deployments (on-site and cloud) where resource utilization is hard to account for. VM Turbo can analyze what is happening in your datacenter and recommend or actually implement its suggestions for performance and resource management. It also claims to know about network and disk resources and how to put VMs in the proper resources to gain performance in network and disk. We didn't really try this, but is nice to know it has some ability to be aware of network and disk.If you have your datacenter resources under strict control, VMTurbo may not help all that much. Likewise, if your datacenter is fairly flat with no tiers of storage, compute, or network performance, or if there is simply more demand than can be met, than there is not much that VMTurbo can do. It can't create IO and CPU cycles out of thin air.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Turbonomic
Automated network device discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Turbonomic
Network monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Turbonomic
Baseline threshold calculation
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
Turbonomic
Alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Turbonomic
Network capacity planning
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Turbonomic
Packet capture analysis
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Turbonomic
Network mapping
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Turbonomic
Customizable reports
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Turbonomic
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
Turbonomic
Hardware health monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Turbonomic

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

Turbonomic

  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
Ken Wilkey | 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

Turbonomic

  • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
  • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
This product has been a great addition to our tools. Moving forward, I can only see us purchasing additional licenses in order to expand the features we are able to use. In my opinion, the more end-to-end monitoring we have from the users to the backend infrastructure, the better we can ensure the environment is stable and will perform to the level that the business expects
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
Feather, Joshua | 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

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
Based on 20 answers
Just this week we had an issue where security permissions we had done wrong were causing problems in VMTurbo Operations Manager. Despite this being our fault the service request was handled very quickly. In addition we are routinely contacted proactively to see if there is anything we need or they could do for us.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
Giles Ogram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 18 answers
There is value to be had in just doing a "click install" and then just evaluating and following recommendations. However, that is nowhere near the benefit you will get from the very powerful custom reporting if someone is willing to take the time to master this platform that can be somewhat demanding at that level.
Kevin Stay | 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

Turbonomic

We have used vCenter and vFoglight for management and also evaluated Solar Winds and Cloud Physics. Each of those systems had some pros and cons, but overall we found that VMTurbo had the things that we wanted and also things that we didn't even know were possible. We had been using the Foglight tool mostly, and in general, I could configure it to do many of the things that VMTurbo does, but it took quite a bit of time to do it. We don't want to have a person whose only job is to manage the software to manage our virtualization environment and who is the only one who even understands how the thing works. We just found that VMTurbo had the right combination of integration with VMware and visibility into the environment.
Anthony Darling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Turbonomic

  • Reduced the need to expand our physical server footprint for the past 2 years.
  • Reduced our VMware support renewal due to a reduction in license use - spare hosts have been removed from the cluster.
  • VMs that suppliers had over spec'd are now correctly sized reducing host resource use and in some cases improving performance.
Jonathan Murden | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LiveAction LiveNX

General

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

Turbonomic

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Turbonomic
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
9.0

Usability

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
9.7

Reliability and Availability

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
10.0

Performance

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
9.0

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Turbonomic
9.3

In-Person Training

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
8.2

Online Training

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
10.0

Implementation Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
9.7

Scalability

LiveAction LiveNX
Turbonomic
10.0

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