10 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Observium

  • If you are on a budget, this is one heck of a tool for the price (including the ~$200/year for the Pro subscription).
  • If you are OK with maintaining and updating open source tools, this is a great tool.
  • If you are afraid of the Linux command line or live in a Windows-centric world, this might not be the tool for you.
  • If you can't stand things occasionally not working, this is probably not a good fit.
Derek Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

It's great if you have an environment or infrastructure layout that contains a number of servers and storage devices, either on-prem, in the cloud, or virtualized. This is a very comprehensive system that gives you a birds-eye view into the performance and specs of your system, and where it might be liable to break.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Observium

  • You can see the bits per second that are happening on the ports, which is fantastic.
  • Between logical interfaces, you can see how much bandwidth is being used per second/minute/hour.
  • You can infer power consumption and conflicting routes. Great tool to aggregate and visualize your distributed network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

  • Firmware updates
  • Hardware status
  • Hardware summary reporting
Eric Wyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Observium

  • The documentation needs help. This product, like many other IT products, likes to skip the "101" stuff, assuming that you just inherently know how to do something, and the documentation is just for reference.
  • I have not been able to rely on the alerting engine as our primary way of knowing if devices are up or down. I'm sure that's just as much my fault as the software, but this is one area where commercial products tend to shine in comparison.
  • The autodiscovery of VMware virtual machines does not work properly if the ESX-level name of the VM doesn't match the VM's hostname. FileServer234 will be discovered, but "Server234 - File and Print" will not.
Derek Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

  • Hard to keep it updated and doesn't stay current with new VMware releases
  • Very difficult to open a ticket since it does not have a service tag
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Observium

Observium 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's open source. Your mileage may vary. Sometimes the provided documentation is beyond frustrating, other times it's right on the mark.
Derek Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

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Alternatives Considered

Observium

I haven't used other products that are similar to Observium. Observium is an open tool, with a robust feature set. There are elements of comparable monitoring across other tools, but nothing I've seen that is a complete parallel in terms of feature set and visualizations. If I were asked, I wouldn't have another tool to recommend over Observium.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

I have never used either of the two above-listed competitors, but we have sold both of them where customers find them to be a better fit. I've gotten to know the products fairly well this way, despite never using them myself. I think they're pretty similar. Zerto is definitely an up-and-comer who is making some pretty big waves in this place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Observium

  • Observium is enterprise-level network monitoring without the cost involved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

  • OpenManage has saved us time by making the upgrade process more efficent
  • OpenManage has saved us downtime by allowing us to keep parts of our environment running while doing upgrades
Eric Wyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Observium

General

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

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

General

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

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