If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering LiveAction LiveNX, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice would be that if you're looking to handle SD-WAN, then make sure that you have a great reporting system. If you're a Cisco shop, I would say that LiveNX is a definitely good product because it basically tells you what you need to do to change anything to make sure your QoS modeling is working properly. I would rate LiveAction LiveNX an eight out of ten for Cisco. Otherwise, I would rate it a seven out of ten.
I would tell potential customers that it's a solution worth having, especially if you have deep pockets. If you're looking for a tool that will solve your problems in a short period of time more effectively, LiveNX is the right tool. But it would be best if you were prepared to pay for it as it's the Ferrari of network management. On a scale from one to ten, I would give LiveAction LiveNX a nine.
My advice to others would be to run away from it. This is a slight exaggeration but this is more because the application is horrible, the stability is horrible, the performance is horrible and the support is horrible. It's very nice and hunky-dory on paper but when implemented, it's far, far away from our expectations. Just today I had problems with my customers' reporting and with their importing of data. Based on my experience with the solution I would really not like to give it a zero. The intention and the idea of the filter is great, but it is far, far away from good and perfect. Especially for the price tag they attach to it, it is definitely not worth it. So, given all of that, on a scale from zero to ten, I would give it a three, maximum.
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