Packetbeat vs LibreNMS: What are the differences?
What is Packetbeat? Open Source application monitoring & packet tracing system. Packetbeat agents sniff the traffic between your application processes, parse on the fly protocols like HTTP, MySQL, Postgresql or REDIS and correlate the messages into transactions.
What is LibreNMS? Opensource Auto-discoverying network monitoring system. 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.
Packetbeat and LibreNMS can be primarily classified as "Network Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Packetbeat are:
- Packetbeat Statistics: Contains high-level views like the network topology, the application layer protocols repartition, the response times repartition, and others
- Packetbeat Search: This page enables you to do full text searches over the indexed network messages
- Packetbeat Query Analysis: This page demonstrates more advanced statistics like the top N slow SQL queries, the database throughput or the most common MySQL erro
On the other hand, LibreNMS provides the following key features:
- Distributed monitoring
Packetbeat is an open source tool with 7.82K GitHub stars and 2.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on GitHub.