Compare BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. vCenter Configuration Manager

BMC TrueSight Network Automation is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. BMC TrueSight Network Automation is rated 7.6, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Network Automation writes "Enables us to maintain and consistently deploy network device configurations, but the setup has not gone smoothly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Configuration Manager writes "Enables our customers to see which VMs need more resources or are over-committed". BMC TrueSight Network Automation is most compared with Micro Focus Network Automation, Cisco DNA Center and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix. See our BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. vCenter Configuration Manager report.
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Pros
Depending on who's looking at the data, they need to configure that data in different ways, and the dashboards help us to do that better than what was previously available.The backup and restore configurations are really helpful for a number of network devices, as you can automate them, then know what changes have been done, who made the changes, etc. So, it's quite helpful in the network management area.It is helpful if you schedule daily or weekly archiving for your config groups. Then, you can go by what are in those configuration groups, before and after, if you make changes. So, configuration management is really helpful in network management.We use it to back up configurations so the configuration management is valuable for us.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.It's a very nice solution for our needs.My primary use case is for migration

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We've been working with BMC support in various ways such as to allow for the high-availability components to the TSIMs to work together. There have been issues there. We've seen randomness in how other pieces of the software work. Integration with the Presentation Server and the TSIMs has been a challenge. The ports that are required for HA to be utilized were not clearly documented anywhere. In fact, they still aren't documented online anywhere, even though we managed to pull it out of some of their support people.I would like to see more device supported features, mostly on the new brands and models coming in. For any new version or model, it should be supported by the tool, especially the newest versions. For example, the newest devices, like Aruba Wireless, and routers need support from the tool.For customized compliance, it takes some effort to implement things. If the device configuration is quite complex, then you have to do quite number of customizations in the DNA tool for out-of-the-box compliance. These regular expressions have to be modified based on the requirements of the compliance.I'd like to be able to get more devices into compliance with standards, but that means running additional rule sets and that takes time.

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It can take a long time for the first information to become available. On the other hand, that's normal. It has to collect a lot of information before it can predict future needs. But it would be nice if there was some kind of base level to get started.The functions are not running in HTML5.The interface itself is not very user-friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There's a fee for the licenses themselves, per contract, and then we have a yearly licensing fee that's many thousands of dollars. But that's not just for TrueSight, that's also for support for ITSM, Atrium Orchestrator, BBNA, and other BMC tools in the environment.

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It's a large application. It consumes a lot of resources. Sometimes the price is too high for our customers. If they buy it directly from VMware, its hard to convince the customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end.I am not knowledgeable with the pricing of the product.

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TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network AutomationvCM
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Overview

Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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