Micro Focus Network Node Manager Room for Improvement

Technical Consultant / IT Architect at Alpha Data

In terms of improvement, I would say that the resources utilized could be a bit higher, and that is one of the challenges that isn't optimized to my expectations.

For additional features that could be included, I have nothing to suggest for now. Things are going well. It's really a classic model. If it's moved over to cloud then it could definitely become a living giant in the market. 

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Sr. Technical Analyst software services at Multilynx

The network phase in the product could be improved. Other tools such as SolarWinds have real-time bandwidth, and they can calculate bandwidth in MBs, which means something. But Micro Focus Network Node Manager always watches bandwidth. With Micro Focus, bandwidth utilization networks always show in bytes. It makes it difficult for the end-user to calculate. Micro Focus needs to offer customized dashboards. The reporting is very complex. It's not simple.

As a network person, I want to see the top end network devices, who is using maximum bandwidth or who is using maximum MB. It only requires a very simple graphic, a simple dashboard that I have customized myself. I would prefer to deploy SolarWinds or PRTG.
Unfortunately, our company only deploys Micro Focus. 

Additional features that could be included would be customizing some simple features like dashboard support. They also need to upgrade their level of support and focus on their customers. That's what's important.

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PM at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

Technically speaking, I'm facing some issues when monitoring Barracuda firewalls. There is some room for improvement in this area.

The documentation for the initial/upgrade setup present errors sometimes.

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PM at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

I'm pretty satisfied with this tool. We have some specific devices that are not integrated very well, for example, Barracuda Firewalls. They have to improve this, but this is a specific situation. 

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Seniorkonsulent Nettverksstøtte at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We had some issues with some of the features, some modules are not meeting expectations. Additionally, they need to start following some of the latest trends.

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Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Only to improve the GUI.

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