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  • Monitoring solutions comparison

    1. 1. Monitoring Solutions Feature matrixWouter Hermans, Web Infrastructure Consultantwouter.hermans@armlab.comhttp://wouter.shush.com/@WouterHermanshttp://linkedin.com/in/wouterhermans
    2. 2. Overview
    3. 3. NameAdRem NetCrunchAccelOps IP SLA Reports No Yes Logical Grouping Yes Yes Trending Yes Yes Trend Prediction No Yes Auto Discovery Yes Yes Agent No Supported Overview SNMP Yes Yes Syslog Yes Yes Plugins Yes Yes Triggers / WebApp Alerts Yes Yes Viewing, Acknowledging Full Control Distributed Monitoring No Yes Inventory Yes Yes Platform Unknown Unknown Data Storage Method License SQL PostgreSQL Commercial Commercial Maps Yes Yes Access Control Yes Yes Applications IPv6 Unknown UnknownAggreGate Network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Java MySQL, MS SQL, Limited free, Yes Yes UnknownManager PostgreSQL, Oracle, Commercial Firebird, HSQLDBArgus Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing, Yes Unknown Perl Berkeley DB Artistic License No Yes YesCA Spectrum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Acknowledging Yes Yes Yes Unknown MySQL Commercial Yes Yes YesAvaya VPFM Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MySQL Commercial Yes Yes YesCacti Yes Yes Yes Yes Via plugin No Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes PHP RRDtool, MySQL GPL Plugin Yes Yescollectd No No No No Push model;multicast possible Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing Yes No C RRDtool GPLv2 No Apache ACL YesDhyan Network Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Java MySQL, Oracle, Derby Commercial Yes Yes Yesmanagement SystemdopplerVUE Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MS SQL Commercial Yes Yes YesExtraHop Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A Yes No No Yes Full Control With ECM Yes Unknown Proprietary Commercial Yes Yes YesFreeNATS Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Via plugin Yes In PHP Full Control No No PHP MySQL GPL No Yes UnknownGanglia No Yes Yes No Via gmond Yes Via plugin No Yes Code No Viewing Yes Unknown C, PHP RRDtool BSD Yes No Unknown check inHP Network Node Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Via integration Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown PostgreSQL, Oracle Commercial Yes Yes YesManager (NNMi) DatabaseKaseya Network Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown FirebirdSQL Commercial Yes Yes UnknownMonitor NetworkIBM Tivoli Possible via Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown MySQL, Oracle Commercial Yes Yes YesManager configuration Database, DB2Icinga Via plugin Yes Yes No Via plugin Supported Via plugin Via plugin Yes Yes Full Control Yes Via plugin PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL, GPL Yes Yes Yes Oracle DatabaseInterMapper Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing Yes Yes Unknown PostgreSQL Limited free, Yes Yes Yes CommercialIPHost Network Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Viewing, Yes No Unknown FirebirdSQL Commercial No No UnknownMonitor Acknowledging,isyVmon Yes Yes Yes No Via plugin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Reporting Full Control Yes Via plugin PHP RRDtool, MySQL Limited free, Via plugin Yes Yes CommercialLiveAction Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Viewing, Reporting Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Commercial Yes Yes YesMunin No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Partial Viewing Yesvia nodes Unknown Perl RRDtool GPL Unknown Unknown YesNagios Via plugin Yes Yes No Via plugin Supported Via plugin Via plugin Yes Yes Yes Yes Via plugin PHP Flat file, SQL GPL Yes Yes YesNetQoS Performance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing, Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Commercial Yes Yes UnknownCenter Acknowledging,Network Instruments Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Reporting Full Control Yes Yes Unknown Proprietary Database Commercial Yes Yes YesObserverInfrastructureNetXMS No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes No C++ MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, GPL Yes Yes No PostgreSQL, SQLiteNimsoft Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing, Yes Yes Unknown SQLServer, Oracle Commercial Yes Yes YesSolution Acknowledging,Observium Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Reporting Full Control No Yes Unknown RRDtool, MySQL Limited free Yes Yes YesOpenKBM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Proprietary with JDBC Commercial Yes Yes Yes supportOpenNMS Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown JRobin, PostgreSQL GPLv3 Yes Yes YesOPNETs AppResponse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Viewing, Yes No Unknown Unknown Commercial Yes Yes UnknownXpert Acknowledging,Opsview Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Reporting Full Control Yes No Unknown SQL GPL Yes Yes Yesop5 Monitor Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Via plugin Unknown Flat file, SQL Commercial Yes Yes YesPacketTrap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing, Reporting Yes Yes Unknown SQL Commercial Yes Yes YesPandora FMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MySQL, PostgreSQL, GPLv2; Yes Yes Yes Oracle (EnterprisePerformance Co-Pilot No Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Flat file edition GPL, LGPL No No UnknownPRTG Network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown Proprietary available) and Freeware Yes Yes YesMonitor CommercialScrutinizer Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing, Yes Yes Unknown MySQL Limited free, Yes Yes Yes Acknowledging, CommercialServersCheck Yes Yes Yes No Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Reporting Full Control Yes No Unknown Flat file, ODBC Commercial Yes Yes UnknownSevOne Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes No Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MySQL Commercial Yes Yes YesShinken Via plugin Yes Yes No Yes Yes Via plugin Via plugin Yes Yes Viewing, Yes Via plugin Unknown Flat file, MySQL, Oracle, AGPL Yes Yes Yes Acknowledging, Graphite, Sqlite,Solarwinds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Reporting Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MongoDB SQL Commercial Yes Yes YesSpiceworks No Yes Yes No Yes Supported Yes No Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown Sqlite Commercial Yes Yes NoSystem Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown MS SQL (Free) Commercial Yes Yes Yes YesOperations ManagerTclMon Yes Yes Yes No Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Viewing No No Unknown RRDTool BSD Yes Yes NoVerax NMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes No Unknown Oracle, MySQL Commercial Yes Yes UnknownWhatsUpGold Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown SQL Commercial Yes Yes YesXymon/Hobbit Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Via Plugin No Yes Yes Viewing, Yes No Unknown Flat file GPL No Apache ACL NoZabbix Yes Yes Yes No Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Acknowledging Full Control Yes Yes Unknown Oracle, MySQL, GPL Yes Yes Yes PostgreSQL, IBM DB2,Zenoss Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown SQLite MySQL, RRDtool ZODB, GPL Yes Yes YesZyrion Traverse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Control Yes Yes Unknown SQL Commercial Yes Yes Unknown
    4. 4. Selection
    5. 5. Selection• Cacti• Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager• Nagios• SolarWinds• WhatsUp Gold
    6. 6. Name System Center 2012 SelectionCacti Nagios SolarWinds Server & WhatsUp Gold Operations Manager Application MonitorIntegration Excellent integrated Microsoft SNMP Third-party plugins and Built-in Excellent integrated Microsoft products monitoring agents Products monitoringApplication monitoring Integrated, server and client No Configure NC_Net plugin to Built-in, templates available to AlertFox client-side side. OpsMgr recognizes define specific .NET create your own scripting monitoring, subscription. No application pools performance counters server-side monitoring per appTrends, history Trending, full history Usage Yes Yes Yes + Log ManagementAlerting Event log events, custom log Plugin Event log items through agent, Event log events, custom log Event log events, custom log parsing, thresholds on thresholds on performance parsing, thresholds on parsing, thresholds on performance counters, to counters, to email, SMS performance counters, to performance counters, to other ticketing systems, email, gateways other ticketing systems, email, other ticketing systems, email, SMS gateways, … SMS gateways, … SMS gateways, …Discovery Automatic of devices, Plugin to find network devices Auto-discover devices, Discovery tools PING scan middleware (if management services packs are installed)Support Microsoft products, Unix, SNMP, plugins Plugins Microsoft products, Unix, Windows, Unix, LInux, SNMP Linux. LinuxPlugins "Support for Documentum, Limited amount of available Microsoft Windows with Tomcat, Apache DB2, Tomcat, Apache (http:// plugins NSClient++ agent, manually to www.managementproducts.co install and configure; large mtrade.com/ plugin library, Documentum management_pack/ support, Tomcat, Apache emc_documentum/Pages/ default.aspxUser management AD Users, authorizations defined Users, authorizations defined AD Users, authorizations defined in application in application in applicationConfiguration GUI Plaintext configuration files GUI, scripting Web GUILicensing Expensive, but includes full OS Basic version Open Source, XI Commercial, starts at 2440€ Commercial, but subscription System Center 2012 stack version commercial 1995USD based for app monitoringDashboards Create your own, in Plugins Create your own, web interface Web, mobile, build your own Create your own, web interface management console or web interfaceReporting Large sample of built-in Plugins External plugin Templates, build your own Built-in reports reports, report builderVendor & External Support Well known, excellent vendor External support External support Not well known, unknown Not well known, unknown and external support vendor support vendor support
    7. 7. Cacti
    8. 8. Cacti+Open Source
    9. 9. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known
    10. 10. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling
    11. 11. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling- No application monitoring
    12. 12. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling- No application monitoring- Trends, limited history, alerting through plugin
    13. 13. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling- No application monitoring- Trends, limited history, alerting through plugin- Plugins to discover specific objects
    14. 14. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling- No application monitoring- Trends, limited history, alerting through plugin- Plugins to discover specific objects- Limited amount of plugins
    15. 15. Cacti+Open Source+Popular, well known- SNMP polling- No application monitoring- Trends, limited history, alerting through plugin- Plugins to discover specific objects- Limited amount of plugins- User access defined in application
    16. 16. Nagios
    17. 17. Nagios+ Open Source
    18. 18. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known
    19. 19. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995
    20. 20. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library
    21. 21. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins
    22. 22. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins+ Create your own dashboards through the web interface
    23. 23. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins+ Create your own dashboards through the web interface+ Reporting through external plugin
    24. 24. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins+ Create your own dashboards through the web interface+ Reporting through external plugin- Event log items through external agent, thresholds on performance counters, alerting
    25. 25. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins+ Create your own dashboards through the web interface+ Reporting through external plugin- Event log items through external agent, thresholds on performance counters, alerting- Application monitoring limited to defining specific .NET counters, through plugin
    26. 26. Nagios+ Open Source+ Popular, well known+ Commercial version offers more support, starts at $1995+ Large Plugin library+ Documentum, Tomcat, Apache support through plugins+ Create your own dashboards through the web interface+ Reporting through external plugin- Event log items through external agent, thresholds on performance counters, alerting- Application monitoring limited to defining specific .NET counters, through plugin- User access defined in application
    27. 27. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager
    28. 28. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment
    29. 29. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known
    30. 30. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring
    31. 31. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds
    32. 32. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects
    33. 33. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux
    34. 34. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through thick and web client
    35. 35. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through thick and web client+ Large sample of reports, create your own dashboards for thick and web client
    36. 36. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through thick and web client+ Large sample of reports, create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Full System Center 2012 suite is included in licensing
    37. 37. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through thick and web client+ Large sample of reports, create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Full System Center 2012 suite is included in licensing+ Documentum, DB2, Tomcat, Apache compatible with plugin
    38. 38. Microsoft Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Popular, well known+ Integrated server and client side application monitoring+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through thick and web client+ Large sample of reports, create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Full System Center 2012 suite is included in licensing+ Documentum, DB2, Tomcat, Apache compatible with plugin- Expensive licensing
    39. 39. System Center 2012Operations Manager Pricing System Center 2012 System Center 2012 Notes Standard /w Software Datacenter /w Software Assurance Assurance Licences per CPU 0.5 0.5 Licenses per OS 0.5 Price per license, ex VAT 1,369.00 € 3,694.00 € Number of CPUs 58 58 Not known exactly, waiting for information from DE Number of OS 54 Licenses needed 29 29 Price ex VAT 39,701.00 € 107,126.00 € VAT 21% 21% VAT 8,337.21 € 22,496.46 € Price incl VAT 48,038.21 € 129,622.46 € Extra 2 years Software Assurance Price per license, ex VAT 459.00 € 1,249.00 € Price ex VAT 13,311.00 € 36,221.00 € VAT 21% 21% VAT 2,795.31 € 7,606.41 € Price incl VAT 16,106.31 € 43,827.41 € Total 64,144.52 € 173,449.87 €
    40. 40. Microsoft System Center 2012• App Controller• Operations Manager• Orchestrator• Service Manager• Virtual Machine Manager• Data Protection Manager• Endpoint Protection• Configuration Manager
    41. 41. Microsoft Software Assurance• Free upgrade to newer versions• Availability of free training and software, Home Use Program• Limited on-site consulting services• Spread Payments option• License management through MVLSC
    42. 42. SolarWinds
    43. 43. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment
    44. 44. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios
    45. 45. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds
    46. 46. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects
    47. 47. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux
    48. 48. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client
    49. 49. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards for thick and web client
    50. 50. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Supports Tomcat, Apache monitoring
    51. 51. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Supports Tomcat, Apache monitoring- Expensive licensing
    52. 52. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Supports Tomcat, Apache monitoring- Expensive licensing- No server-side application monitoring
    53. 53. SolarWinds+ Excellent integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Automatic discovery of new objects+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards for thick and web client+ Supports Tomcat, Apache monitoring- Expensive licensing- No server-side application monitoring- Not well known, limited outside support
    54. 54. SolarWinds PricingProduct PriceSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor SL250 (up to 250 4,446.00 €elements) - License with 1st-year MaintenanceSolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Module for 1 SolarWinds 3,175.00 €Network Performance Monitor SL250 - License with 1st-yearMaintenanceSolarWinds Server & Application Monitor [formerly 1 Application 24,440.00 €Performance Monitor] ALX (unlimited monitors- Standard PollingThroughput) - License with 1st-year MaintenanceSolarWinds Synthetic End User Monitor SE100 (up to 100 10,180.00 €recordings) - License with 1st-Year MaintenanceSolarWinds Log & Event Manager LEM100(up to 100 nodes) - 10,180.00 €License with 1st Year MaintenanceTotal 52,421.00 €
    55. 55. WhatsUp Gold
    56. 56. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment
    57. 57. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios
    58. 58. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds
    59. 59. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux
    60. 60. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client
    61. 61. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client
    62. 62. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client+ Cheap licensing
    63. 63. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client+ Cheap licensing- Subscription based client-side application monitoring
    64. 64. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client+ Cheap licensing- Subscription based client-side application monitoring- No server-side application monitoring
    65. 65. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client+ Cheap licensing- Subscription based client-side application monitoring- No server-side application monitoring- No autodiscovery of new applications on servers
    66. 66. WhatsUp Gold+ Integration with Microsoft environment+ Client side monitoring with scenarios+ Trends, Logs, Alerts based on thresholds+ Supports Microsoft, Unix, Linux+ Configure through web client+ Create your own dashboards, web client+ Cheap licensing- Subscription based client-side application monitoring- No server-side application monitoring- No autodiscovery of new applications on servers- Not well known, limited outside support
    67. 67. WhatsUp GoldProduct Montly Yearly cost Price subscriptio nWhatsUp Gold Premium 100 new devices, 3,376.22 €1 year serviceWhatsUp Log Management Suite, 50 5,547.78 €serversAlertFox Pro3 299.00 € 3,588.00 € 14,352.00 € = 4 years of subscriptionTotal 23,276.00 €
    68. 68. SelectionName System Center 2012 Cacti Nagios SolarWinds Server & WhatsUp Gold Operations Manager Application MonitorIntegration Excellent integrated Microsoft SNMP Third-party plugins and Built-in Excellent integrated Microsoft products monitoring agents Products monitoringApplication monitoring Integrated, server and client No Configure NC_Net plugin to Built-in, templates available to AlertFox client-side side. OpsMgr recognizes define specific .NET create your own scripting monitoring, subscription. No application pools performance counters server-side monitoring per appTrends, history Trending, full history Usage Yes Yes Yes + Log ManagementAlerting Event log events, custom log Plugin Event log items through agent, Event log events, custom log Event log events, custom log parsing, thresholds on thresholds on performance parsing, thresholds on parsing, thresholds on performance counters, to counters, to email, SMS performance counters, to performance counters, to other ticketing systems, email, gateways other ticketing systems, email, other ticketing systems, email, SMS gateways, … SMS gateways, … SMS gateways, …Discovery Automatic of devices, Plugin to find network devices Auto-discover devices, Discovery tools PING scan middleware (if management services packs are installed)OS Support Microsoft products, Unix, SNMP, plugins Plugins Microsoft products, Unix, Windows, Unix, LInux, SNMP Linux. LinuxPlugins "Support for Documentum, Limited amount of available Microsoft Windows with Tomcat, Apache DB2, Tomcat, Apache (http:// plugins NSClient++ agent, manually to www.managementproducts.co install and configure; large mtrade.com/ plugin library, Documentum management_pack/ support, Tomcat, Apache emc_documentum/Pages/ default.aspxUser management AD Users, authorizations defined Users, authorizations defined AD Users, authorizations defined in application in application in applicationConfiguration GUI Plaintext configuration files GUI, scripting Web GUILicensing Expensive, but includes full OS Basic version Open Source, XI Commercial, starts at 2440€, Commercial, but subscription System Center 2012 stack version commercial 1995USD but when licensed for our based for app monitoring environment it reaches SCOM pricingDashboards Create your own, in Plugins Create your own, web interface Web, mobile, build your own Create your own, web interface management console or web interfaceReporting Large sample of built-in Plugins External plugin Templates, build your own Built-in reports reports, report builderVendor & External Support Well known, excellent vendor External support External support Not well known, unknown Not well known, unknown and external support vendor support vendor support
    69. 69. Conclusion
    70. 70. Conclusion• Open Source solutions Cacti and Nagios are cheap, but limited in features and vendor support
    71. 71. Conclusion• Open Source solutions Cacti and Nagios are cheap, but limited in features and vendor support• Microsoft System Center is expensive, but perfectly integrated and much external support is available
    72. 72. Conclusion• Open Source solutions Cacti and Nagios are cheap, but limited in features and vendor support• Microsoft System Center is expensive, but perfectly integrated and much external support is available• SolarWinds falls short on features compared to price, limited external support
    73. 73. Conclusion• Open Source solutions Cacti and Nagios are cheap, but limited in features and vendor support• Microsoft System Center is expensive, but perfectly integrated and much external support is available• SolarWinds falls short on features compared to price, limited external support• WhatsApp Gold is cost-effective, offers good client-side application testing but lacks good server-side application monitoring, and there is limited external support

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