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Cisco Data Center Network Manager is the #40 ranked solution in our list of best Network Monitoring Tools. It is most often compared to Zabbix: Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs Zabbix

What is Cisco Data Center Network Manager?
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is designed to help you efficiently implement, visualize, and manage Cisco Unified Fabric. It includes a comprehensive feature set, along with a customizable dashboard that provides enhanced visibility and automated fabric provisioning of dynamic data centers.

Cisco Data Center Network Manager is also known as Data Center Network Manager.

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Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
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What users are saying about Cisco Data Center Network Manager pricing:
  • "The product is licensed with contracts that work on a yearly basis rather than a monthly model."

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HongFang
Solution Consultant at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 5
Dependable and has excellent stability

Pros and Cons

  • "The product has excellent stability."
  • "It would be nice to have the ability to more easily collect information from other software when doing some types of analysis."

What is our primary use case?

We use this product as an enterprise network troubleshooting solution and also the operator of the VPN (Virtual Private Network) solution for our enterprise network.  

What is most valuable?

For our purposes, excellent stability is the most valuable feature because we provide services for clients who need a dependable solution.  

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improved integration with other tools. It would be nice to have the ability to more easily collect information from other software when doing some types of analysis.  

For how long have I used the solution?

We have not been using this solution for a very long time but it has been about two years.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of this product is good. It is our clients who are working with the solution. We do not get complaints. It is hard to say exactly how many users are using Data Center Network Manager in those companies. We treat the data from those customers in the system and perform analysis.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We do not actually deal with Cisco's customer support as our clients have their own teams for this purpose. They are responsible for communications with their own contacts at Cisco, not us.  

How was the initial setup?

We provide the services so the responsibility for the setup is the customer's job. It is not our responsibility to set up the system for deployment. While this may be a little difficult for less experienced users, for an engineer who is familiar with Cisco setting up the product will be easy for them. Less experienced users will probably have to contact Cisco for assistance.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is licensed with contracts that work on a yearly basis rather than a monthly model.  

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Cisco Data Center Network Manager as an eight-out-of-ten. Maybe even a nine-out-of-ten. It is a very good product but every product can be improved. The documentation for this product can certainly be improved, for example.  

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
DS
Project Manager with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good connectivity monitoring, but there are still things that they need to work on

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring."
  • "Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. I am in a networking environment and this is a solution for monitoring the activity and connectivity in a Cisco network.

How has it helped my organization?

most of our Enterprise business clients use CISCO for their network connections. This has made things to be easier from our organization

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support.

There are still several things that need to be done in order to perfect this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with the Cisco Data Center Network Manager for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is there with this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scaling this solution requires upgrading.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have 24/7 team responsible for servicing our customers at any time. Our customers are happy with the services offered to them

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

My team is responsible for the implementation, deployment, and support of this solution.

What was our ROI?

More than good enough as we have new clients everyday connected using this product

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Value for money. go for the product that's worth it for your organization. in that case, I strongly recommend CISCO

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I am happy with this product and I would recommend it. I will only switch if somebody comes out with one that is much better.

In general, this is a good solution, but there are still things that they need to work on.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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CSD Manager at BTC
Reseller
Top 5
Network monitoring is straightforward and the program is really easy to use

Pros and Cons

  • "I like that is easy to work on and straightforward."
  • "The configuration is too complicated and you have to create templates and use a lot of menus."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for system network monitoring. We also use it for the implementation of Cisco projects and for gateway documents. We recently did a big implementation, and we did most of the features and configuration through Cisco Data Center Network Manager. So we are basically using this product to implement another one.

What is most valuable?

I like that is easy to work on and straightforward.

What needs improvement?

The configuration is too complicated and you have to create templates and use a lot of menus. They need to make it simpler.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for two years now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've tried the maximum scalability and it is really scalable. We've had no problems.

How are customer service and technical support?

Whenever we have any cases we are dire to commit to, we use Cisco's technical support. They are very good. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We normally use Cisco products, like Cisco Management. I have a variance with SolarWinds and EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol). But we try to choose the same product from the same window from Cisco, and now we are trying to provide the same network for the management.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was really straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

This solution is the easiest and most straightforward. We would recommend it for sure. I would like to see more product devices and have the full software to the Data Center Management product to purchase. This is because the Data Center Network Manager doesn't support every product of Cisco. On a scale from one to 10, I would rate Cisco Data Center Network Manager an eight because there is room for improvement.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
Ahmed Nagm
IT Solution Consultant at PCS
Reseller
Top 5
A great monitoring system and informative user interface are great features

Pros and Cons

  • "Monitoring system provides a clear indication of what's going on in the network."
  • "It's a relatively expensive product for some clients."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for monitoring and protecting companies from malware attacks as well as providing secure VPN. I'm an IT solution consultant. 

What is most valuable?

The monitoring system in this product is valuable. It provides a clear indication of what's going on in the network and the server processing, power, etc. User interface is also very good, very informative. 

What needs improvement?

It's a relatively expensive product for some clients so perhaps improvement could be made in that area. In terms of product improvement, I don't have any recommendations. I'm happy with the product as is. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been providing service on this solution and using it for over 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product, I don't intend to replace it in the near future.



How are customer service and technical support?

I've used the technical support many times in the past. They are very helpful. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used HP in the past, but it's for enterprise companies so not comparable to Network Manager.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward - I use the help of an integrator for this. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I believe cost for the product is below 5,000K.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Network Manager for small and medium scale companies. When it comes to larger scale companies, you would need to look at HP. 

I would rate this product a nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
RE
IT Manager Network at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
The automation of features that used to be done manually is a significant time saver

Pros and Cons

  • "Automation of the ILS."
  • "API lacks robustness."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of the solution is for automation. We're an airline so a lot of people buy from us. We are vendors and I'm an IT manager. 

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features in this solution: The automation of the ILS, the automation of the small changes, the lands updates, scheduling, integration - basically, the pushing of features that we used to do manually. It's a good product.

What needs improvement?

The robustness in the API could be improved. I also think Cisco could look into reducing the pricing of the solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution since it's been on the market. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability hasn't been too bad. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are no issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is a gap for us as a company. When I think of technical support, there's two types: There's developmental and then there's operational support. Cisco shines at developmental support and new products. Operational support, and then continuing to keep the lights on, is an area that could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

Any company needs to understand that it requires a commitment, the need to employ somebody who's a specialist, who understands and can manage the portal itself. If you do that, there are many benefits to be had. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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