Micro Focus Network Node Manager Overview

Micro Focus Network Node Manager is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Network Management Applications. It is most often compared to SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager: Micro Focus Network Node Manager vs SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

What is Micro Focus Network Node Manager?
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.

Micro Focus Network Node Manager is also known as Network Node Manager, HPE Network Node Manager.

Micro Focus Network Node Manager Buyer's Guide

Download the Micro Focus Network Node Manager Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: December 2020

Micro Focus Network Node Manager Customers
T-Mobile, Retegal, Sentara Healthcare
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Micro Focus Network Node Manager Reviews

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Prem Raj
Technical Consultant / IT Architect at Alpha Data
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 19, 2019
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

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for network monitoring, switches, routers, firewalls, all kinds of network equipment you can utilize for monitoring. It allows for multiple integrations for SNP purposes. There are many different use cases for the utilization of the product. I'm an IT architect and technical consultant and we partner with Micro Focus. I've dealt with over 1,000 customers who use the product and each organization has multiple customers and multiple users across multiple regions, in the Middle East, India, and other countries. The product is used mainly by IT managers and IT admins. It's… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "You can utilize the main file from various vendors for integration."
  • "The resources utilized could be a bit higher, and that is one of the challenges that isn't optimized"

What other advice do I have?

It's important for the customer to understand his own requirements so that he can make the right decision because this network node manager has multiple components. Whether it's network monitoring, reporting, IP telephoning, or MPLS VPN. There are a lot of extensive packs available. The customer also needs to think about their requirements based on the product extension packs and how they would be deployed. These are things that need to be taken into consideration. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.
Muhammad-Bilal
Sr. Technical Analyst software services at Multilynx
Real User
Top 5
Jan 28, 2020
Mature product but some basic requirements are missing

What is our primary use case?

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 have network teams of 25 to 30 but most have less than that, usually anywhere between five to 20 people. Most are IT admins, IT managers and workers in IT departments.

Pros and Cons

  • "If you install one node on Network Node Manager and want to scale it up, it's pretty easy to create more nodes."
  • "The way the solution currently works means I'm not able to customize my own reports."

What other advice do I have?

Micro Focus is a very mature product but some basic requirements are missing and there are services that they don't offer. For example, I'm an end-user. The way the solution currently works means I'm not able to customize my own reports. I would rate it a seven out of ten.
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Sebastian Ioja
PM at OMV Petrom SA
Real User
Nov 4, 2020
Good stability, quite mature, and capable of having all network devices in a single place

Pros and Cons

  • "It's quite a mature solution."
  • "Right now, we have open tickets and they are not closing as expected."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution to others due to the fact that it's quite stable and mature. That said, there are a few improvements that can be made. Overall, I would rate it eight out of ten.
it_user746679
Seniorkonsulent Nettverksstøtte at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Dec 6, 2019
internal causal engine keeps us updated on critical errors in our network environment

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "Reporting. Even though this is available in separate software (iSPI) there is potential in making the reporting more SLA-aware and more intuitive."

What other advice do I have?

Initially, keeping the default settings is wise. Get familiar with and become knowledgeable in the product before getting into advanced tweaking.
PankajSoni
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Nov 19, 2019
It is very stable which provides quick RCA for any network faults

What is most valuable?

Real time network monitoring application: It is very stable, which provides quick root cause analysis (RCA) for any network faults.

What needs improvement?

Only to improve the GUI.

For how long have I used the solution?

I am working on couple of products in NMS/EMS Technology. Below are the products name: Micro Focus Network Node Manager NNMi (9.2x, 10.10 and above).

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Only HPE/IBM/BMC and SolarWinds tools are very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues in tools.

How are customer service and technical support?

Not good compared to IBM or Zenoss support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It is fully depends on costing, customer, and…