OpenNMS is a good freeware package
March 10, 2021

OpenNMS is a good freeware package

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OpenNMS

[OpenNMS] is our central NMS for all networking gear, routers and switches. It supports our network operations to maintain services to our customers. Additionally, the system provides reporting capabilities for our customer SLAs. We also use it to help slice our network into different segments to help us track and identify areas of service issues.
  • Report on SLA
  • Group network areas
  • Discovery of elements
  • The MIB management is weak and MIB compiler
  • Needs more online configuration and less by command line
  • More performance troubleshooting
  • It is not costly out of the box
  • It works on many platforms.
  • It is easy to use with the right hardware
With the cost of OpenNMS, it is totally worth it. Additionally, the system works on most platforms which is great. The system can be configured following how to guides and Google searches and is open so it doesn’t require specialized admins. I prefer this system and it’s extensibility. I wish more systems were as useful.

Do you think OpenNMS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with OpenNMS's feature set?

Yes

Did OpenNMS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of OpenNMS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy OpenNMS again?

Yes

Large network environments with few types of devices. The system is great but getting all of the MIBs loaded and to try and create unique rules /alarm type. Alarm correlation is doable but it takes too much manual work and XML configuration. I do enjoy the dashboard and surveillance categories.