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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior.""One of the best things about Auvik, and it's why it's one of my go-to products, are the remote access capabilities. Without a VPN and without any other way in, I'm able to get in and work on and troubleshoot my devices through the remote access console. It has multiple options for that and has been very useful and a huge time-saver. That's one of the killer features. It's one of my must-haves and that's why I like it so much.""The automated, out-of-the-box device configuration backup capability is one of the key features for me in Auvik. To manage a network, one of my key requirements is to be able to rebuild that network if something catastrophic happens. Having up-to-date backups is a must, and this is a tool that I count on to get that right, and it has always performed as I expect.""It also automatically updates network topology. Once it discovers something new, and we allow it, it will update it within the interface. Then, when you log in to the cloud, it shows it. It's kinds of neat. It shows you exactly where things connect. We can see and connect the dots.""The visibility that it provides is probably the most valuable feature because we need to know what our sites look like. Understanding what our sites look like and knowing about what kind of network gear or network equipment these sites are running is very important for us. Previously, we didn't have visibility into everything.""Auvik is easy to use. The first thing you see when you open it up is a map of the United States or wherever you are, and it shows the locations of all of your network endpoints. For discovery, you set credentials and manage the credentials and it tells you when it needs a new credential. So you just click the "Manage Credentials" button and it takes you to the right spot. You enter in a new credential and then it starts looking closer at the device. It can give you all kinds of information from inside the device's log. We use it for CIS logs and we use it for just regular logging. The CIS log was something I was looking for in the other products, just so we have a place for the CIS logs to congregate so we can look them up.""Being able to see things like the hardware lifecycle, if our equipment is up to date, if connections are broken, or whether there are physical line breaks, is helpful. We're able to determine connectivity issues. We can monitor pretty much anything that is network-related.""Remote accessibility of the network devices is the most valuable feature. I often have to log into switches and routers to make changes, and I can do so from any computer as long as I have an Internet connection. I don't need to have my laptop or a VPN. Auvik is faster."

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"The hardware is very powerful and it is a stable solution.""Cisco Infrastructure is one of the top vendors and no one can beat them in terms of switching and routing.""The management is one of the most valuable features of this solution.""The most valuable features are flexibility and management.""Ease of management is certainly the most valuable feature in this product.""The reporting functionality will give you any report you want.""Technical support has been good so far. We haven't had any issues with them. We're satisfied with the level of service they provide our company.""Cisco UCS Manager is overall a good package because it gives a GUI interface and a CLI."

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"The Add data feature lets you gather any type of log and easily analyze it.""The tool is efficient in collecting, monitoring and evaluating logs.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to get information about all of the security measurements in my environment.""The feature I find most valuable, is the data integration.""The most valuable feature in this solution is the log searching.""The product retains a lot of log data for subsequent analysis.""The initial setup was straightforward. We didn't find it to be too complex.""The ability to create custom dashboards is one of the best features and that's typically why most people deploy Splunk. Users can create dashboards for just about anything."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game.""The logging features could be a little bit better polished, although that aspect is relatively new. It comes in as raw data, with different formats for different vendors. It's not immediately clear to people what's going on with some of that and you have to read through the codes. Some of the higher-end logging solutions, like Splunk, which is very expensive, can parse through it and correlate items better. Improvement to the logging features would be a value-add, but I'm still very happy that it exists.""Sometimes we get false positives, which every now and then is not a big deal. But it would help if they made it a little easier to suppress some of the alarms.""They can definitely build more alerts.""The map would be the first thing I would like to see improved because sometimes the maps get really odd-looking and the automated placement of things on the map, devices on the map is sometimes not right. In fact, I was just looking at the map and something got moved. I'm sure it didn't get moved, it's just that Auvik realized it was supposed to go somewhere else. So the map could be better if there was a little bit of manual manipulation that you could do.""It's rare, but sometimes the actual application itself can be a little slow. That's because of the amount of data that it is pulling from remote networks. That has been my only complaint with it and it's really not even a complaint. But if the speed of the application were to improve, it would help a lot.""If I am an administrator, then I have to maintain, clean, and label that environment. Auvik's utility in that regard is cumbersome. It is hard to find where certain things are configured. Also, it is sometimes hard to figure out why Auvik is doing what it is doing.""It uses SNMP in its discovery process and how it pulls in data. But today it doesn't have an SNMP trap facility so you can't have your infrastructure devices push alerts into Auvik. And that for us would be a big feature that we would like to see."

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"The installation and upgrade sytems need to be improved.""In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to their security.""The pricing can be better.""We have three data centers and if we could manage all three data centers using one interface, it would be great.""Upgrading the firmware is a difficult procedure.""I would like to see Cisco UCS optionally work as a hyper-converged system because right now, it only operates as a converged system.""The interface and the way it is constructed is very complex. They should work to simplify it. It's quite difficult for somebody who doesn't know the product very well. Users should be able to get proficient with it faster. There's definitely room for improvement there.""Cisco UCS Manager is not a scalable solution because once you have 160 blades, it cannot be expanded more."

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"In the next release, I would like to see more integration with other solutions.""The product collects a lot of data but it does not assure that it collects all of it.""The solution should have more sensors regarding fiber intelligence for security measures.""I would like to see an improvement and some innovation in the customer interface.""This solution is difficult to configure and the instructions are complex.""It does not have a user-friendly interface and it is difficult to use.""It would be useful if they provided some help pages. If you don't know too much about the tool, there should be more documentation readily available. It would be useful if they had a help button embedded in the solution so you could ask questions and get answers.""The cost needs to be re-examined. It's extremely expensive to run. It's also expensive to expand. That's the number one complaint all of my customers have when it comes to Splunk. It's way too expensive compared to other solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like.""The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per device, because as you hit different pricing tiers, it becomes much more affordable per device.""Its pricing is a little on the high end. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. It is more expensive than other solutions, but their per-device model is very fair. Anything other than the networking gear is monitored by Auvik at no charge.""The value is there. It's not that expensive per device and it's licensed per device. Unlike some of the other tools that I use, it's not real expensive. It's a good value for the price.""It's great for small businesses, but when you start reviewing the pricing model, depending on how many devices, and what sub-devices you decide to pull in, it can get tricky as far as the pricing goes.""As an individual IP company, Auvik is a little bit pricey. It is a little expensive, but as an MSP owner, I have a small side business. So, I'm an Auvik customer in that sense too. In that, I think it's reasonable to pay $10 to $15 a device or less depending on the endpoint. For the amount of capability that it has, it is very reasonably priced.""Its pricing is very reasonable. We had looked at other solutions where you pay based on the amount of traffic that was filtered through and analyzed. With Auvik, we pay by a billable device. We're not paying based on every single device we have. For one of the locations I have, one network element would likely be a billable device. So, every billable device has a network element, but not every network element is a billable device. If I have a location that has 50 network elements, then maybe 30 of them are billable devices. PCs, VoIP phones, and access points are monitored at no charge.""The cost for all the devices that we were billed at in my last job was about $2500 annually. It wasn't much. It has the most reasonable pricing as compared to any product out there. I can't complain. It is amazing. It allows me to bundle inside the package what I charge customers per user per month. I don't charge them per device anymore. That's not how we do things in the industry. It is per user per month. The way Auvik is charging us allows me to do it. For example, if they charge $250 for a certain number of seats, I'm just going to write the costs onto per user per month. I have a few leftover licenses to use, which allows me to go out and make some more sales and give some freebies at some shows. So, it makes me very flexible. I am very happy with it. It is billed by network devices. You could choose which billable device you want. What is really nice is that if you don't want one switch to be billable and the other one to be billable, you can do that. You just won't have the features that the billable switch has, which isn't horrible. Sometimes, you don't need that. What I'm really happy about is that Auvik doesn't force things on you and doesn't say, "You have to have all of this," and that's a great business model."

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"With product discounts which can be negotiated, the product is a great value.""You buy the hardware and then you get Cisco UCS Manager for free."

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"The product is a bit expensive considering the competition but the company may negotiate the price.""This is an expensive solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the best things about Auvik, and it's why it's one of my go-to products, are the remote access capabilities… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per… more »
Top Answer: The logging features could be a little bit better polished, although that aspect is relatively new. It comes in as raw… more »
Top Answer: I can quickly manage the provisioned servers.
Top Answer: Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly.
Top Answer: I am using Cisco UCS Manager for managing our entire ecosystem for Cisco products.
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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

Cisco UCS Manager helps significantly reduce management and administration expenses by automating routine tasks to increase operational agility. Customers can extend the benefits of Cisco UCS Manager globally across an enterprise to thousands of servers in multiple domains with Cisco UCS Central Software.

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 servers).

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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Healthcare Company18%
Security Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider33%
Consumer Goods Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise20%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS Manager vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco UCS Manager is ranked 11th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 13th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews. Cisco UCS Manager is rated 8.2, while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Manager writes "Easy to manage and has high availability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Evaluates the logs in an efficient way which enhances utility and efficiency". Cisco UCS Manager is most compared with Cisco Intersight, Nutanix Prism, HPE OneView, Zabbix and WhatsUp Gold, whereas Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, ControlUp Real-time, ITRS Geneos, OpsRamp and Cisco Intersight. See our Cisco UCS Manager vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure report.

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