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"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.""Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.""Support is one of the best aspects of this solution. NetCool is a good product that has good flexibility. There are a lot of documents available online which is one of the best features of IBM Tivoli Suite. Whenever an issue happens, rather than going to technical support, if you find the exact issue in Google, you can get tech notes for that particular issue.""The solution has very good integration capabilities."

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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."

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"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.""The solution is not user-friendly.""In terms of improvement, I would like to see more AIOps, Artificial Intelligent Operations in the next release. IBM develops new features for Power BI or Cognos Analytics, which is good. As of now, we use Cognos Analytics, we are not using Power BI. They have the Insight concept but we don't like that.""The solution is too expensive."

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
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: If you install one node on Network Node Manager and want to scale it up, it's pretty easy to create more nodes.
Top Answer: The network phase in the product could be improved. Other tools such as SolarWinds have real-time bandwidth, and they can calculate bandwidth in MBs, which means something. But Micro Focus Network… more »
Top Answer: We are a service provider and deploy in multiple locations such as banks and commercial organizations which have larger networks with 200 and sometimes 2,000 or 3,000 devices. Some of our customers… more »
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Tivoli NetCoolNetwork Node Manager, HPE Network Node Manager
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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.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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Sample Customers
Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)T-Mobile, Retegal, Sentara Healthcare
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider21%
Insurance Company6%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company7%
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Small Business44%
Large Enterprise56%
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IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Micro Focus Network Node Manager is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 7.8, while Micro Focus Network Node Manager 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 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". IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, SolarWinds MSP N-central, Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Prime, whereas Micro Focus Network Node Manager is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Infoblox NetMRI, DX Spectrum, Fortinet FortiManager and Cisco DNA Center. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool vs. Micro Focus Network Node Manager report.

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