re: Heavy Duty Tablet For Networking Pros: OptiView XG
Great machine if you have an all Cisco shop, however if you have a IEEE standards based switches like the EX-8216 from Juniper it is an expensive and worthless peice of equipment.
I was told by the sales team how wonderful this unit is and it will not even do nearest switch for me on my EX-8216 swicthes or MX-960 routers. But I can tell you that it works great on all cisco products using CDP, for LLDP on Juniper itis worthless.
I was told that they do not support their MIBs, so my question why not, it is a switch based on the foremost standards body.
I purchased 4 of these at a pretty hefty price and I have regretted it since. It has not made my job not even a little bit simpler or easier than the Optiview 2, unfortunately everything we have is 10GB and moving higher.
In todays market there is a great push for diversity in products. I rate it a 2 because it is great on Cisco products from 2811 and workstation and core switches to the CRS3 routers, it really disappointing with Juniper and if you have a standards based hetrogeneous network I would recommend against it for the simple fact that they can not get their act together with Juniper!