Cisco Native Powerfull Monitoring Tool
May 03, 2021

Cisco Native Powerfull Monitoring Tool

Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is a infrastructure monitoring and managing solution which was shipped as part of infrastructure purchase package to our customer. Client was using this for their LAN fault and performance monitoring and also configuration management with some additional component purchased. It was primarily used for monitoring, management, reporting and alerting.
  • Native Tool for Cisco Devices Management
  • Native tool for cisco devices fault and performance monitoring
  • Heat Maps with extensive details
  • Advanced technology requires advance software such as DNAC, If prime can have all those it will be great
  • API based monitoring is not available
  • Integration with 3rd party tools not available natively
  • Other than cisco brand not included for monitoring and management
  • Devices configuration and wireless management
  • Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Network Devices mapping layout
  • Other than cisco vendor devices are not supported
  • Less issues with native tool for monitoring and managing
  • 3rd Party integration options are not available
Although there are many powerful tools available in the market such as Solarwinds, Micro Focus, CA Spectrum with advanced configuration options and customization options available still Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is the preferred tool for following reasons -
1. If you have only Cisco Infrastructure then go for Cisco Prime Blindly.
2. Extensive information on network devices mapping layout.
3. Devices configuration management specially for wireless.

Do you think Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution again?

Yes

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), Micro Focus Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager), SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Although Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is a nice tool and no other 4rd party tools can match its native monitoring and managing capabilities still i have given less rating and that's because it is only for Cisco vendor Devices. Hence if you have only Cisco infrastructure then go for it or else look for another 4rd party tool in conjunction with Cisco prime.