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Alternatives to LibreNMS

Zabbix, Observium, PRTG, Nagios, and Cacti are the most popular alternatives and competitors to LibreNMS.
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What is LibreNMS and what are its top alternatives?

It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more.
LibreNMS is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
LibreNMS is an open source tool with 2.5K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LibreNMS's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to LibreNMS

  • Zabbix

    Zabbix

    Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics. ...

  • Observium

    Observium

    It is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems ...

  • PRTG

    PRTG

    It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications. ...

  • Nagios

    Nagios

    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License. ...

  • Cacti

    Cacti

    Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. ...

  • Icinga

    Icinga

    It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application. ...

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true. ...

  • Solarwinds

    Solarwinds

    Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community. ...

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Zabbix

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Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources
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PROS OF ZABBIX
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    Free
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    Alerts
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    Service/node/network discovery
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    Base metrics from the box
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    Templates
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    Multi-dashboards
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    SMS/Email/Messenger alerts
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    Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
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    Supports Graphs ans screens
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    Grafana plugin available
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    Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)
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    Supports large variety of Operating Systems
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    Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
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    Open source
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    API available for creating own apps
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    Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
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    Works with multiple databases
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    Advanced integrations
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    Supports multiple protocols/agents
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    Complete Logs Report
CONS OF ZABBIX
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    The UI is in PHP
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    Puppet module is sluggish

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Observium

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A network monitoring platform
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PROS OF OBSERVIUM
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    Modern Graphs
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    PRTG

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    A powerful & easy network monitoring software
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        Nagios

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        Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
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        PROS OF NAGIOS
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          It just works
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          The standard
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          Customizable
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          The Most flexible monitoring system
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          Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
        CONS OF NAGIOS
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          Conor Myhrvold
          Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 14 upvotes · 2.9M views

          Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

          By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

          To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

          https://eng.uber.com/m3/

          (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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          Cacti

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          Cacti stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL...
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          PROS OF CACTI
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            Rrdtool based
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            Free
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            Fast poller
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            Graphs from snmp
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            Graphs from language independent scripts
          CONS OF CACTI
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            Icinga

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            A resilient, open source monitoring system
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                One size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to open source monitoring solutions, and executing generally understood best practices in the context of unique distributed systems presents all sorts of problems. Megan Anctil, a senior engineer on the Technical Operations team at Slack gave a talk at an O’Reilly Velocity Conference sharing pain points and lessons learned at wrangling known technologies such as Icinga, Graphite, Grafana, and the Elastic Stack to best fit the company’s use cases.

                At the time, Slack used a few well-known monitoring tools since it’s Technical Operations team wasn’t large enough to build an in-house solution for all of these. Nor did the team think it’s sustainable to throw money at the problem, given the volume of information processed and the not-insignificant price and rigidity of many vendor solutions. With thousands of servers across multiple regions and millions of metrics and documents being processed and indexed per second, the team had to figure out how to scale these technologies to fit Slack’s needs.

                On the backend, they experimented with multiple clusters in both Graphite and ELK, distributed Icinga nodes, and more. At the same time, they’ve tried to build usability into Grafana that reflects the team’s mental models of the system and have found ways to make alerts from Icinga more insightful and actionable.

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                Prometheus

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                PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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                  Flexible query language
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                  Dimensional data model
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                  Alerts
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                  Active and responsive community
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                  Extensive integrations
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                  Easy to setup
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                  Beautiful Model and Query language
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                  Easy to extend
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                  Nice
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                  Written in Go
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                  Good for experimentation
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                  Easy for monitoring
                CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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                  Just for metrics
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                  Bad UI
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                  Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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                  Not easy to configure and use
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                  Supports only active agents
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                  Written in Go
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                  TLS is quite difficult to understand

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                Conor Myhrvold
                Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 14 upvotes · 2.9M views

                Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

                By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

                To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

                https://eng.uber.com/m3/

                (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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                Matt Menzenski
                Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 13 upvotes · 86.4K views

                Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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                Solarwinds

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