What is the main difference between Racknet and Racknet Node Manager?

What is the main difference between Racknet and Racknet Node Manager?

The primary difference between Racknet and Racknet NM is the type of devices that can be integrated. Racknet supports third-party power strips and SNMP devices while Racknet NM only supports Geist hardware. Racknet also includes additional feature sets like Report Manager, user-defined collection objects, and has an appliance form factor option.

Below is a comparison chart of the differences between the Racknet and Racknet Node Manager Systems.

 
  Racknet Racknet–NM
Support for all Geist hardware
Support for third-party power strips  
Support for third-party SNMP devices  
Optional Geist Network (GNET)
Optional SNMP and BACnet output of all collected data
Support for more than 1,000 devices 
Geist equipment global firmware updates
Alarming and trending
Report Manager  
User-defined graphical views (one customizable view for NM)
User-defined collection objects for associations of data  
HTTP pass-through of all GNET devices
Appliance form factor option  
Virtual Machine option