IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus Pros and Cons

IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus Pros

VijayDaniel
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool.
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RamuChittiprolu
Lead Engineer at JCPenney Co.
The most valuable feature is the event management capability.
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reviewer1193187
Department Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature.
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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus Cons

VijayDaniel
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality.
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RamuChittiprolu
Lead Engineer at JCPenney Co.
The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated.
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reviewer1193187
Department Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models.
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