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Pros
"Great out-of-the-box capability.""One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in the infrastructure. You also get alerts if something is happening in the network. There are many features and benefits. It is serving our customers in knowing exactly how their network is performing in terms of reliability. It also helps them in planning the capacity. They know how much bandwidth the branches are consuming."

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"This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure.""The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""The initial setup was relatively easy, and we didn't have to install anything. All we had to do was put on the devices we wanted to monitor.""The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.""It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services.""Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.""The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause.""The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager."

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Cons
"The company has not kept pace with developments.""The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the kind of reports they are getting. Sometimes, they want to see reports in their own format. Customizing those reports with Jasper is not very easy. It could be because of the knowledge gap. If you have the knowledge of how Jasper can be configured to suit customer requirements in terms of reporting, it is good. There was a time a customer complained about one issue related to Netflow analysis. Broadcom has a separate model for that, but the customer wanted everything bundled together. It could also have IP management so that I am able to see or analyze IPs so that the IPs that are already in use don't get assigned."

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"The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use.""It lacks a user experience for measuring things like the end-to-end time for which a user waits for a specific response in the system. In the application layer, it has some very basic stuff. You have to build your own with manuscripts and things like that.""In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now.""Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the console. So, they have removed the report writer for the backend reports, and we are making use of the web console, but most of the users are not finding it very interesting to use the frontend reports. I would like them to bring back the report writer. That's the key area within it to improve on the reporting. If they can bring back the report writer, then most users will actually be comfortable. I have some customers who are trying to export their report to an Excel format, but it is not possible because they said any report that has been done from the web console cannot be exported to Excel, but most of the customers need to export their reports to Excel. That's one area they need to work on.""I would like to see support for non-Windows or non-Microsoft domains, especially Apache and other non-Windows servers.""The stability, flexibility, and ease of use could be improved.""This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities.""Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"CAD $400,000 annually.""Customers pay for the license and the support."

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"Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation.""Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar.""Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support.""I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in the infrastructure. You also get alerts if something is happening in the network… more »
Top Answer: The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the kind of reports they are getting. Sometimes, they want to see reports in their… more »
Top Answer: We offer products from Broadcom to our customers. We are only offering DX Spectrum, DX Infrastructure Manager, APM, and CA Assets and Liabilities Management in our country. It is used for network… more »
Top Answer: Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.
Top Answer: Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar.
Top Answer: Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the… more »
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Also Known As
DX Infrastructure Manager for Z Systems and CA UIM for zSystems, CA UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager), CA Nimsoft Monitor, CA UIM, DX Infrastructure Manager
SolarWinds SAM
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Overview

CA UIM provides a single, unified platform that allows you to monitor your entire IT environment, both inside and outside the data center. It offers the ease-of-use and simplicity associated with point IT monitoring tools, featuring a unique powerful architecture with a lightweight footprint. At the same time, it delivers enterprise scalability and multi-tenancy that power some of the most complex infrastructures.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Sample Customers
CBNCloud, IIJ Global Singapore, AT&S, AXSOS, Aozora Bank, HCL Technologies, IntelliNet, Securex
Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
Insurance Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Construction Company18%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about DX Infrastructure Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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DX Infrastructure Manager is ranked 13th in Server Monitoring with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 7th in Server Monitoring with 8 reviews. DX Infrastructure Manager is rated 7.6, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of DX Infrastructure Manager writes "Good out-of-the box capability but we feel the company is lagging in development". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "Flexible infrastructure monitoring for gaining deep insight ". DX Infrastructure Manager is most compared with Zabbix, DX Spectrum, Datadog, SCOM and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, AppDynamics, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our DX Infrastructure Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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