Comparing Device42 with i-doit | Device42 Software

Comparing Device42 with i-doit®

While i-doit® offers DCIM, IPAM and CMDB for IT infrastructure management – the product is not offered as a comprehensive suite like Device42. We believe that all the different aspect of IT infrastructure belongs together and you don’t need to go to different modules to see this info. For example, an IP is related to a device, which might be in a rack or in cloud. Software is installed on the same device with service dependencies with other devices on the network.

CMDB for the Cloud Era

Another major difference is strong auto-discovery with Device42. While you can buy external products that integrate with i-doit® for auto-discovery, the price of those external tools generally exceeds the total cost of ownership with Device42. (based on publicly available data as of Dec. 2015)

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If you are looking for a CMDB, there are several reasons to consider Device42…

  • First, you don’t need to spend a lot of time designing your CI’s and their interrelationships. Device42 offers pre-defined Cis and relationships that will work for most companies and offers extensive customization features where needed.
  • Second, Device42 offers strong autodiscovery features that you can use to populate most of the CMDB.
  • Third, once the CMDB is populated, you get some great visualizations including application dependency maps, room and rack layout views, network topology maps, power and IP connectivity, and much more.
  • Last and probably most important, Device42 gives you a single source of truth for all of IT because it is not just a CMDB, it is also a full DCIM tool, a full ITAM tool, and also offers cable management (with great visualizations), and a full password manager.

Load CI’s Fast with Powerful Auto-Discovery Tools

Populate your CMDB fast with an extensive range of auto-discovery tools for physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. Increase efficiency and maximize productivity by getting clear visibility into what you have while promoting transparency companywide.

  • All discovery tools are agent-less
  • All discoveries can be scheduled so you’re always up-to-date
  • Multiple protocols supported (e.g. SNMP, WMI, SSH, …)
  • Native support for virtualization platforms
  • Native support for public and private cloud platforms
  • Native support for blade chassis
  • Granular APIs with sample scripts for custom discovery
  • Fast, flexible and easy to deploy
  • Result is a system that is always audit ready

Pre-configured CMDB

No need for a long, drawn-out CI design process because all your CI’s and relationships are pre-configured. But Device42 does not simply lock you into an inflexible structure. You can create your own CIs and relationships to complement the built-in structure provided. Additionally, you can define user, groups, passwords, and object-level permissioning.

Pre Configure CMDB


Once your data is loaded, it’s time to reap the benefits. Device42 offers an extensive and highly-customizable set of reports and inquiry screens to access your CI data. But even better, provides an extensive set of visualizations including:

  • Your computer rooms and racks with power and capacity heatmaps
  • Your full IP connectivity and power chain
  • Your hardware, software, and application dependencies

Fast and Easy Integrations

Device42 includes a very granular and secure set of RESTful APIs for integration with other applications used to manage your IT infrastructure.

Fast and Easy Integration

ITSM Integrations

…with Jira, Zendesk, and ServiceNow

  • Link CIs from Device42 to your ITSM tickets
  • View or Edit CI details from ServiceNow requests
  • Search JIRA issues by CI name
ITSM Integration
CM Integrations

Configuration Management [CM] Integrations

…with Puppet, CHEF, ANSIBLE, and System Center

  • Device42 utilizes system information data stored in puppet manifests to populate asset inventory
  • Streamline the task of provisioning, configuring, and maintaining servers
  • Eliminating the need to run redundant auto-discovery processes across the IT infrastructure

Automation Integrations with Webhooks and Device42’s RESTful API

…with StackStorm, Zapier, and any other if-this-then-that tool!

  • Trigger events with Webhooks from Device42 based on just about any happening in your infrastructure
  • Manipulate any CI within Device42 via its powerful RESTful API
  • Direct, secure SQL access to the underlying database
  • Easily build custom integrations
  • Automate anything from common tasks to complex workloads
  • Centrally manage multiple DNS providers from Device42
SIEM Integrations

SIEM Integrations

…like Splunk and Logstash

  • Link CMDB items to issues in JIRA
  • View CI details from JIRA issues
  • Search JIRA issues by CI names
  • Display racks and devices inside JIRA when adding/creating/modifying issues

Rapid Deployment

  • Most customers find they are up and running much of their infrastructure loaded in less than a day
  • Auto-discovery requires just filling in a few forms with parameters like IP ranges and authentication parameters
  • Spreadsheet-based imports are available for data that cannot be discovered
  • RESTful API’s are available for customized data-loading and mapping

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