Micro Focus OpenView [EOL] Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Network Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The topology of the solution is the most valuable feature. We can not only have a list of the devices, but we can also build the topology of some nodes. It's an action that is very easy to perform… more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing model could be improved. Right now, the levels are too far apart. This causes the solution to be more expensive than it needs to be. For us, the change of interface in the newer versions… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For us, the tool is free to use as it is at the end of life and we don't pay for technical support.

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

We previously used HP OpenView and also work with CiscoWorks. We switched from HP because OpenView was too hard to manage and use. We have a lot of monitoring experience with other tools (PRTG… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use an older version of WhatsUp Gold. The change of the interface of the tool was too hard for some people of our team and they didn't want the new interface. We have all of the infrastructure on… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at other HP options. We liked the ease of use and the interface as well as the price of WhatsUp, however.
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The best part about ServiceNow Discovery is that it is included in the ServiceNow suite. With other solutions, it is a separate product. You still have to pay an additional fee, but it is within the… more»

What needs improvement?

The service mapping component is less developed than it is in other solutions, and is in need of improvement. For example, BMC uses a more sophisticated mechanism to make the link between the services… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is a paid option within the ServiceNow framework.

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

I have experience with BMC and Micro Focus solutions, and they are the two best products in this space. ServiceNow discovery is younger than either of these two solutions and although it is good, it… more»

What other advice do I have?

ServiceNow is a fully cloud-based solution, but for the Discovery component, you are going to have a local server to perform discovery in the network. In fact, you need to have one discovery server in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

With most clients, we spend perhaps a week testing and evaluating different solutions before a decision is made on which one to implement.
Pandora FMS Logo
Review of Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas
Real User
User
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system. It handles a server, network devices, log management, and remote connections. Some other features we find valuable are: * Easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization because we gain time by simplifying the root cause analysis. We can easily operate monitoring activities, which decreases operational costs. The features… more»

What needs improvement?

The automation for remediation needs to be improved. Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery. I would like to see the following features in the next… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.

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

I changed solutions because Pandora FMS is an all-in-one solution that is cost-efficient.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several products including Nagios XI, HP OpenView, Zabbix, and ManageEngine.
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