Compare IBM Tivoli NetCool vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 9th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Network Configuration 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 SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Enables us to oversee everything on our network efficiently but network logs should be improved". IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, CA Spectrum and Micro Focus Network Node Manager, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, IBM Tivoli NetCool and Infoblox NetMRI. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.
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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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I use it for monitoring the entire network for the company. We oversee nodes down, we oversee devices heading up to crossing the threshold for CPU usage. We oversee power so power backups on the switches, we oversee if they're down or if they're failing. We oversee any node down or any router from any vendor.The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices.Compared to other vendors, like NetBrain, managing the solution is easy. They made it very user-friendly.The most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability.We push all our configurations to the servers with ease and the logs capture almost all the transactions needed for an internal audit.

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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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The network logs could be improved. When the error logs come across with those false positive alarms in the error logs.The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data.The interface of solar winds could be improved.We want to be able to store it in a data warehouse format and integrate it with Google single sign-on.

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With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that.

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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.Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, Aruba, Rukus, and more.
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Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
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Construction Company8%
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