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Pros
"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.""It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.""The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature."

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"Real time network monitoring application: It is very stable, which provides quick root cause analysis (RCA) for any network faults.""Most valuable function would have to the internal causal engine and its root cause analyzer which keep us updated on critical errors and incidents in our network environment.""You can utilize the main file from various vendors for integration.""If you install one node on Network Node Manager and want to scale it up, it's pretty easy to create more nodes.""It's quite a mature solution.""It is a scalable product.""We do not have any issues stability-wise."

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Cons
"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers.""The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."

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"Only to improve the GUI.""Reporting. Even though this is available in separate software (iSPI) there is potential in making the reporting more SLA-aware and more intuitive.""The resources utilized could be a bit higher, and that is one of the challenges that isn't optimized""The way the solution currently works means I'm not able to customize my own reports.""Right now, we have open tickets and they are not closing as expected.""We had some issues with some of the features, some modules are not meeting expectations.""When I open a ticket, usually they respond very late. Some of the people I negotiate with seem undertrained."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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"The solution is priced mid-range compared to the competition.""I wasn't involved in the pricing, but I think it's quite expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.
Top Answer: This is taken care of before I am involved. It's handled by our presales engineer, and I work on the project delivery. I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to… more »
Top Answer: With their provisioning status, if there's a failure in provisioning or in some type of task that DNA is trying to push out to a switch or whatever device, sometimes the task status errors or the… more »
Top Answer: We do not have any issues stability-wise.
Top Answer: I'm pretty satisfied with this tool. We have some specific devices that are not integrated very well, for example, Barracuda Firewalls. They have to improve this, but this is a specific situation.
Top Answer: We are using virtual servers. We have two servers, they are set in fail-over environments. One is active, one is waiting. I work for a very big enterprise. Any employee could technically access this… more »
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DNA Center
Network Node Manager, HPE Network Node Manager
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Overview

DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

Network Node Manager is network management software that unifies fault, availability, and performance monitoring to helps you improve network uptime and performance, and increase responsiveness to business needs.
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T-Mobile, Retegal, Sentara Healthcare
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Comms Service Provider38%
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Government10%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Energy/Utilities Company38%
Retailer13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. Micro Focus Network Node Manager and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
474,595 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Micro Focus Network Node Manager is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 7 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.6, while Micro Focus Network Node Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Network Node Manager writes "Has the ability to carry out customized polling for certain parameters, so that is an add-on to enable a customer to utilize it efficiently". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, Fortinet FortiManager and VMware NSX, whereas Micro Focus Network Node Manager is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, IBM Tivoli NetCool, Infoblox NetMRI, DX Spectrum and Fortinet FortiManager. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Micro Focus Network Node Manager report.

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