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Alternatives to PRTG

Solarwinds, Zabbix, Nagios, LogicMonitor, and Splunk are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PRTG.
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What is PRTG and what are its top alternatives?

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.
PRTG is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to PRTG

  • 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. ...

  • Zabbix

    Zabbix

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

  • Nagios

    Nagios

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

  • LogicMonitor

    LogicMonitor

    LogicMonitor provides the end-to-end visibility needed to maintain the performance and availability of business applications. It leverages automation and built-in intelligence to monitor today's complex and distributed infrastructures. ...

  • Splunk

    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Beats

    Beats

    Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch. ...

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Solarwinds logo

Solarwinds

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Unlock powerful workflows, automation, and reporting
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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
      • 4
        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, ...)
      • 1
        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
      • 2
        Puppet module is sluggish

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      My team is divided on using Centreon or Zabbix for enterprise monitoring and alert automation. Can someone let us know which one is better? There is one more tool called Datadog that we are using for cloud assets. Of course, Datadog presents us with huge bills. So we want to have a comparative study. Suggestions and advice are welcome. Thanks!

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      Nagios logo

      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
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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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        LogicMonitor logo

        LogicMonitor

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        SaaS-based, automated IT performance monitoring platform for On-Premise, Hybrid, and Cloud infrastructures.
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        PROS OF LOGICMONITOR
        • 5
          Auto discovery
        • 5
          Fast deployment
        • 3
          Agentless
        • 3
          Awesome support
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          Very extensible
        • 1
          Strong Performance
        CONS OF LOGICMONITOR
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          Splunk

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          Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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          PROS OF SPLUNK
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            API for searching logs, running reports
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            Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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            Query any log as key-value pairs
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            Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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            Granular scheduling and time window support
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            Alert system based on custom query results
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            Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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            Dashboarding on any log contents
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            Ability to style search results into reports
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            Rich GUI for searching live logs
          CONS OF SPLUNK
          • 1
            Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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          I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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          Prometheus logo

          Prometheus

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          An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
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          PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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            Powerful easy to use monitoring
          • 38
            Flexible query language
          • 32
            Dimensional data model
          • 27
            Alerts
          • 22
            Active and responsive community
          • 21
            Extensive integrations
          • 19
            Easy to setup
          • 12
            Beautiful Model and Query language
          • 7
            Easy to extend
          • 6
            Nice
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            Written in Go
          • 2
            Good for experimentation
          • 1
            Easy for monitoring
          CONS OF PROMETHEUS
          • 11
            Just for metrics
          • 6
            Bad UI
          • 6
            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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            Requires multiple applications and tools
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            TLS is quite difficult to understand

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          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 · | 12 upvotes · 80.7K 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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          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
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            Beats

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