NMS-BASE-250 what features will we get?

Userlevel 3

With NMS-Base we will get Console, Inventory Manager and OneView basic. But what OneView fatures will we get? Will it include topology maps? Compas Search? Wireless Tab? Will we get OneView Scripting feature?


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Userlevel 6

You can find this in NetSight OneView User Guide, under OneView License Requirements.

For NetSight v6.3:

NetSight Base (NMS-BASE) includes:
  • Devices
  • Alarms and Events
  • Administration
  • Search (new in v6.3, was in NMS in v6.2)
  • Identity and Access (End Systems tab) (new in v6.3, was in NMS in v6.2)
NetSight (NMS) includes:
  • All the above features and:
  • Reports
  • Maps
  • Identity and Access (Dashboard, System, Health, Data Center,
  • and Configuration tabs)
  • Flows
  • Wireless
  • NMS Mobile
  • PortView
  • Web FlexViews
  • Check for Firmware Updates
  • Create Policy Rule
NetSight Advanced (NMS-ADV) includes:
  • All the above features and:
  • Advanced Wireless Map features
So, responding to your question:
Topology Maps and Wireless are part of NMS, so no.
Search and Scripting (which is part of Administration) are part of NMS-Base in v6.3, so yes.
Userlevel 3

We just bought NMS-BASE-250 license. But after applying new license we lost the ability to "Collect historical statistics". So is this a bug or it is crippled?
Userlevel 7
This license doens't include the full OneView interface (history data collection) ....


NMS-Base-XX = OneViewTM Basic (device management, alarm management and administration)
NMS-XX = full OneViewTM interface
NMS-ADV-XX = full OneViewTM interface
Userlevel 6

As Ronald mentioned, the historical statistics functionality is not available in the Base software as indicated in the documentation.

From NetSight OneView User Guide v6.3 (pag. 9):

Enable Report Data Collection
To view OneView reporting data, you must enable statistics collection for your network devices. You must be a member of an authorization group that has been assigned the NetSight OneView > Access NetSight OneView and Administration capability to enable data collection. Data collection is not available with the NMS-BASE license.
Userlevel 3
So, after spending more than $15K, I can't have a simple feature like this that even free tools like Cacti has? Isn't this quite ridiculous? I completely understand that Oneview Basic lacks features like Wireless Management, NAC control, Flow support etc. If you need these features upgrade to NMS-XX packages. So far so good. But if I pay for device management, I expect it to let me manage and watch devices without any limitations. It is simple to collect and visualize collected statistics via Cacti and mrtg. But why should I use them after I paid for NMS for "device management". I am not asking for a complete "reports" tab. But the "device view" should has the historical interface statistics section so we can see old statistics about interface utilization etc.

I am going to submit a feature request to GTAC, maybe future versions of OneView Basic adds some more device management features, like it included scripting and basic map support with version 6.2.x. But OneView Basic should have more balanced features for its costs.