What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Prime?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Prime, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

22 Answers

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Top 10MSP

I would definitely recommend Cisco Prime. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to look carefully at your infrastructure. Our plan is to take Cisco Prime out because we do not have a fully-Cisco infrastructure and it is not compatible with all of the devices. It is very good for Cisco products and if your entire infrastructure is Cisco, or you want to monitor a specific section that is entirely Cisco, then it will work well. However, if you have a mix of devices from different vendors and you want to centralize then this is not the right solution. Also, I would not recommend using two different solutions for the same purpose. Find one that works with everything, like SolarWinds or Netskope. Ultimately, I think that Cisco Prime will be taken off the market and replaced with Cisco DNA. It has all of the features such as NetFlow, monitoring, and smart analytic systems. It is another Cisco product doing the same job and much better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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