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Pros
Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.The scalability of monitoring, the breadth of supported network components, the scale of the number of monitoring events, and the flexibility in customization make this a well-rounded product.

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Scalable solution for tracking and syncing through the Infoblox grid.

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Cons
The solution is not user-friendly.Customization and integration that you need to do to make the product fit your needs is very complex. It is not a product that somebody could easily pick up without any prior training or experience.

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Lacks network overview for the entire connected network.

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Top Answer: Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.
Top Answer: The solution is not user-friendly. The solution is a bit complex and it would help if it were simplified so that occasional users, such as myself, could manage it better. As a person who's not well… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use cases for the solution are confidential. However, generally, we use it to monitor all the IT elements in our network, plus some other ancillary services.
Top Answer: Scalable solution for tracking and syncing through the Infoblox grid.
Top Answer: If you have the Infoblox grid and you also want to do switch port management and backups of your network devices, then I would go for NetMRI. Otherwise, if you only want the network discovery then you… more »
Top Answer: It would be nice if they restored the network overview of all connected network items. Before it was per site, but now they've made it an overall view of everything and it's quite chaotic because… more »
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Overview
IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.

NetMRI discovers your network infrastructure, automatically applies hundreds of built-in and custom analytics to assess network configuration, and provides deep insight into the “who, what, when, where, and impact” of network change.

With this foundation, NetMRI empowers you to automate network configuration security policy enforcement and large-scale and complex change automation with built-in, easily customized industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and change template examples.

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Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)BlueCross BlueShield
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Computer Software Company51%
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IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews while Infoblox NetMRI is ranked 10th in Network Management Applications with 1 review. IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0, while Infoblox NetMRI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Enables us to tailor the solution to the particular requirements of a customer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Infoblox NetMRI writes "Has the ability to track and sync through the grid". IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, SolarWinds MSP N-central and Cisco DNA Center, whereas Infoblox NetMRI is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, Cisco Prime and DX Spectrum.

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