Compare SCOM vs. vRealize Network Insight

SCOM is ranked 10th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 7th in Network Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. SCOM is rated 7.6, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "The ability to use the natural language query and see the visualization can be quickly intuitive". SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, AppDynamics and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Tetration, Cisco Stealthwatch, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront. See our SCOM vs. vRealize Network Insight report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
SCOM Logo
Read 11 SCOM reviews.
15,761 views|10,923 comparisons
vRealize Network Insight Logo
6,629 views|3,309 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. vRealize Network Insight and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,376 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage.This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis.The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console.

More SCOM Pros »

We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.The gradual way the Network Insight shows you all the relevant information about your networks. It's pretty good. You can really dig deep deep inside and see where the problem is, where it comes from, what you have inside, how did you configure it. Also, it has alerts so you can have pretty much quite a big overview about your network. This is really something good.A lot of time is saved when you use this type of software solution for the network. We have moved systems into the new data center and the servers and systems are much faster because of the very low latency between virtual machines.The solution helps reduce time to value, increase performance, provide deep visibility, and easily manage networks.The initial was straightforward. You can have it up and running in one hour.It provides deep visibility into what is happening with traffic and helps us manage our network.If we deploy NSX it shows us how the workflow will flow in the organization, what the roadblocks are, and what we need to do to overcome those hurdles. When we run this product, it gives us reports which describe problems with physical switches. We work with the network team to get them all resolved.The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times.

More vRealize Network Insight Pros »

Cons
I would like more customized reports. People should have some customization option on the dashboards for whenever they put multiple lists into it. Beyond customizing the content, there should be the ability to customize the colors so that they can engage some priority and mark challenges separately.In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices.Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved.It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved.The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved.

More SCOM Cons »

The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure.I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this.The virtual appliance has rebooted.vRNI needs more remediation where it hooks into NSX.If it had some kind of plugins with vSphere, more effective plugins with Horizon View or other VMWare products, if it had interconnectivity, I think it would be more effective than it is today.I would like to see them expand the capabilities to infrastructure types other than just VMware.While it's not exactly a feature, what normally happens when we are trying to look at the VM flow portion is - although Network Insight does have options to integrate a few physical switches into it - we can't really get an end-to-end flow of the network. We might be using a few switches that are not supported by Network Insight. That is where they can improve, in the support for more physical switches and network devices.In a very general way, I would like to see an improvement in interoperability with third-party product, from other vendors.

More vRealize Network Insight Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement.Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month.

More SCOM Pricing and Cost Advice »

We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective.It has brought more money into our company.The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out.It's an expensive product because we have a lot of nodes.They should include the product in NSX because it's important to have it for deployment.Cost always has room for improvement, you could always make it cheaper. But I think it's a good value for what you pay for it.The solution has helped us to reduce time, increase performance, reduce costs, and even easily manage networks. We are probably seeing 10 to 20 percent labor savings because we are able to be very specific and focused on what we want to do. It ends up saving the customer money and makes us be more efficient on our cost deliveries.It reduces costs. It takes something that may be challenging and makes it more usable and visual by being able to bring in tools, seeing what their impact is, such as microsegmentation and application rationalization, and seeing it quickly.

More vRealize Network Insight Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Network Monitoring Software solutions are best for your needs.
430,376 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
10th
Views
15,761
Comparisons
10,923
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
708
Avg. Rating
7.5
Views
6,629
Comparisons
3,309
Reviews
30
Average Words per Review
591
Avg. Rating
8.4
Popular Comparisons
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Compared 6% of the time.
Compared 6% of the time.
Also Known As
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012Arkin
Learn
Microsoft
VMware
Overview
System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
Offer
Learn more about SCOM
Learn more about vRealize Network Insight
Sample Customers
Dialog TelekomNTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Retailer14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Maritime Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. vRealize Network Insight and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,376 professionals have used our research since 2012.

See our list of best Network Monitoring Software vendors.

We monitor all Network Monitoring Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.