HPE OpenView Network Node Manager i-series (v. 8.01) - media

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In the Internet era, IP networks have become essential business enablers. For example, today's networks support your end-user communication services, such as e-mail and IP telephony, in addition to revenue generating transactions. Because of this strategic reliance on networks, companies cannot afford network downtime.

You must also stay competitive by making smart network management investments, such as automation. But even with automation, some key business requirements remain elusive. Your network operations teams have difficulty finding a solution that combines extreme scalability, low cost of ownership, and intelligent automation. Many tools cover one or two of these capabilities, but not all three. That is, until now. HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) provides the benefits of an enterprise-class network management solution, plus it uniquely combines scalability, low cost of ownership, and intelligent automation. This combination enables you to reduce the cost of delivering high network availability. HP NNMi includes innovative technology and functionality to deliver this unique value.

HPE OpenView Network Node Manager i-series (v. 8.01) - media is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides proactivity to prevent mission-critical problems Primary Use Case* Application logs* Oracle/SQL-based systems monitoringValuable FeaturesApplication log monitoring.Improvements to My OrganizationIt minimizes the duration of outages and gives specific alerts to localize the problem (log monitoring). It provides proactivity to prevent mission-critical problems.Room for Improvement* Correlation* Suppression methods* Management console, especially the GUI, could be enhanced.Use of SolutionNearly 13 years.Deployment IssuesWe do not experience any serious issues.Stability IssuesWe do not experience any serious problems with stability.Scalability IssuesWe do not have any serious problems with scalability.Customer Service and Technical SupportAn eight out of 10.Previous SolutionsNo.Initial SetupThe initial setup was straightforward.Implementation TeamWe used a vendor team whose expertise was about an eight out of 10.ROIWe have been using for a long period, therefore we do not have a recent ROI calculation.Pricing, Setup Cost and LicensingIt is a bit expensive, but the benefit of this product compensates for its price.Other Solutions ConsideredSCOM.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It has a limit on the number of systems that can be managed but it is proactive in heading off failures. Valuable Features:The intelligent agents which allows for detailed instruction sets to be deployed to systems.Improvements to My Organization:It is proactive in heading off failures that would be catastrophic to the business.Room for Improvement:Any product can be improved, regular "enhancement requests" are a part of the way the product is improved.Use of Solution:I've used it since it was released by HP. I first installed it in 2003-4 to do a gap analysis between 4 products.Deployment Issues:Some, but all are workable.Stability Issues:Mostly with the WMI and the SQL database (Microsoft issues).Scalability Issues:It has a limit, like any product, on the numbers of systems that can be managed.Customer Service:Average, but a lot depends on the level of support agreement and the responses of the sales representative who sold the product.Technical Support:Average, as HP has many methods of disseminating technical information. Again, it all depends on the level of support agreement a customer has; Regular or Premium, and some companies offer additional support matrices.Previous Solutions:I have used a number including shell scripts to monitor things. Most companies want something "out of the box" instead of unsupported products.Initial Setup:They have decent documentation on the process.Implementation Team:All of the above at some point in my career.ROI:If a system or application goes down, and any lag time occurs, depending on how much income is generated or lost as a result, along with proactively monitoring various aspects of an environment the return on the cost is minimal.Cost and Licensing Advice:Depends on how detailed you develop it and how many systems it is deployed on. I have seen A-Z. Small environments with a few systems and policies takes less, larger ones, more. The product does take considerable care and feeding especially in the later case.Other Solutions Considered:Generally, I am handed a deployment as a consultant, many times it has been as a result of a company wanting more from a monitoring solution. I have seen it replace many others, but, on the other hand, I have seen it replaced. It generally boils down to a number of factors starting with cost funneling down to the technical expertise of those who deploy and maintain OMW, NNM or OMU/L. Cheaper and easier though do not equate to better in my experience.Other Advice:Have someone who is skilled and who has experience implement and maintain it. It generally takes two to three years to become proficient with all the nuances of the product line, just being a good technician and taking all the prescribed classes are not qualifications for installing and maintaining the product. I have watched scores of those who did that wash out.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It consumes too many servers for installation but the ?Network Node Manager is good. Valuable Features:Network Node Manager is good and so is Operations Manager, although they are a bit archaic now. Also valuable are the RTSM Agent, agent-less monitoring, SPI, and integrations.Room for Improvement:Lots. Consumes too many servers for installation. Why separate products for agent/agentless, licensing simplification.Use of Solution:I've used it for eight years.Deployment Issues:BSM /OMi is not stable.Stability Issues:Yes. BSM/OMi is not stable. It takes time for event dashboard to refresh.Scalability Issues:It needs a lot of CPU/memory anyway.Implementation Team:We are MSP.Other Solutions Considered:We also looked at BMC.Other Advice:Too many products, so be careful what you want to implement.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have a Strategic Partnership with HP.
Date published: 2015-03-22
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