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Cacti vs Solarwinds: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cacti as "Cacti stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database". 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. On the other hand, Solarwinds is detailed as "Unlock powerful workflows, automation, and reporting". 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.

Cacti and Solarwinds can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

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Pros of Solarwinds
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    Free
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    Rrdtool based
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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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    What is 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.

    What is 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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    What are some alternatives to Cacti and Solarwinds?
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