Compare Splunk Insights for Infrastructure vs. vRealize Network Insight

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 18th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 5th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 30 reviews. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 7.6, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Evaluates the logs in an efficient way which enhances utility and efficiency". 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". Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with ITRS Geneos, OpsRamp and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Tetration and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our Splunk Insights for Infrastructure vs. vRealize Network Insight report.
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Pros
We haven't really experienced any glitches or bugs.Great monitoring of network devices.The ability to create custom dashboards is one of the best features and that's typically why most people deploy Splunk. Users can create dashboards for just about anything.The initial setup was straightforward. We didn't find it to be too complex.The product retains a lot of log data for subsequent analysis.The most valuable feature in this solution is the log searching.The feature I find most valuable, is the data integration.The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to get information about all of the security measurements in my environment.

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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.It especially helps with deploying NSX, that you're not having to manually chase down and figure out what you need to do to microsegment VMs. This gives a nice option where you can say, "Hey, this VM, show me what flows are there." I can export it out and then import it as an NSX rule and job done.

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They do not have all the features that I expect right now.Splunk would be better if some tools were integrated to be able to take action on security or network concerns.The cost needs to be re-examined. It's extremely expensive to run. It's also expensive to expand. That's the number one complaint all of my customers have when it comes to Splunk. It's way too expensive compared to other solutions.It would be useful if they provided some help pages. If you don't know too much about the tool, there should be more documentation readily available. It would be useful if they had a help button embedded in the solution so you could ask questions and get answers.It does not have a user-friendly interface and it is difficult to use.This solution is difficult to configure and the instructions are complex.I would like to see an improvement and some innovation in the customer interface.The solution should have more sensors regarding fiber intelligence for security measures.

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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.I would like to see more reporting features, more dashboards.

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This is an expensive solution.The product is a bit expensive considering the competition but the company may negotiate the price.

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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.

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Overview

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 servers).

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.
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Entrust DatacardNTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
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