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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs. NetBrain and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"After installation, you almost forget that it is working."
"The feature I find most valuable, is the stability of the solution."
"I like that is easy to work on and straightforward."
"The product has excellent stability."
"Monitoring system provides a clear indication of what's going on in the network."
"Automation of the ILS."
"The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring."
"A reliable, time-saving tool for providing accurate layer 2 and layer 3 network mappings."
"Chain management is a good feature. I don't get it on other solutions."
"Enables maps to be drawn out."
"In the next release, I would like to see it merged with Prime and I think that it should be more unified."
"It is not very easy to monitor or to browse."
"The configuration is too complicated and you have to create templates and use a lot of menus."
"It would be nice to have the ability to more easily collect information from other software when doing some types of analysis."
"It's a relatively expensive product for some clients."
"API lacks robustness."
"Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support."
"Support needs to improve for the installed product and some of the reporting could be more flexible to provide more complete cataloging."
"It would be nice if the setup was a little simpler. Also, if the solution could provide more training materials for new people coming into our company so they can quickly learn how to use the functionalities."
"The IP interface brief isn't consistent."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution is very expensive."
"The product is licensed with contracts that work on a yearly basis rather than a monthly model."
"The product is expensive, but less expensive than some of the competition and worth the price."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring.
Top Answer: I believe cost for the product is below 5,000K.
Top Answer: 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.
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Also Known As
|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.|
Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.
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|Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia||CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.|
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Computer Software Company26%
Computer Software Company33%
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Cisco Data Center Network Manager is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews while NetBrain is ranked 5th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews. Cisco Data Center Network Manager is rated 7.8, while NetBrain is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Data Center Network Manager writes "Dependable and has excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". Cisco Data Center Network Manager is most compared with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Arista Data ANalyZer and vRealize Network Insight, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, LiveAction LiveNX, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and Ansible. See our Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs. NetBrain report.
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