Cloud Monitoring Software Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
D6B8 says in a Zabbix review
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature which I like the most would have to be the GUI. At first, I was put off, as I felt it was too complex or busy. Upon using it to setup devices, I found it was well laid out and has come a long way. View full review »
Christopher Good says in a SolarWinds NPM review
Lead Network Engineer/Business Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them. NPM also includes additional features that come in handy, such as a web SSH console, SYSLOG and trap collectors, and Wireless Heat Maps. A new feature has now been included called NetPath. This allows you to see the status of a path all the way to an endpoint, even through the internet. This is awesome! I like having the ability to add custom pollers for anything. I also like how SolarWinds is integrating all of their products together so you don't have to go different places to get to each monitoring solution. HA was also added, but there is still a little way to go with that. View full review »
Philip Rogers says in a ScienceLogic review
Chief Information Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
One of the valuable features is rapid dashboards. View full review »
Abiodun Adebajo says in a SolarWinds NPM review
Head, ATM Management at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Reporting * Alerts * Network map view * Netpath * Interface monitoring View full review »
Joshua Biggley says in a SolarWinds NPM review
Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
An easy-to-use interface for both admins and users is key. Adoption of any product can be constrained by a UI that is neither intuitive nor visually engaging. The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built, empowers a wide variety of admins and users to quickly find value in their installed products. View full review »
PankajSoni says in a ScienceLogic review
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Its ITSM and EMS combination is really amazing. There is no need to purchase two products, one for ITSM and a second for EMS/NMS. View full review »
Technical Service Owner for Monitoring at BCBS of NC
The CA tools allow to me to get into detailed transactions for custom ranking, and be able to make predictions. It also gathers data. Some other tools may be good at one area, but not good overall, including the mainframe. View full review »
Senior Director at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is the foundation for our monitoring solution. We are coming from a very old NSM solution, and some of the features will allow us to do more monitoring to meet our needs for the next five to 10 years. View full review »
Distinguished Engineer with 10,001+ employees
You can integrate clouds, hybrid infrastructure, and on-premise infrastructure into one product. You have also a big range of application probes, which is needed on our side. View full review »
Enterprise Systems Mgmt Admn at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The monitoring of the applications to let our business know when things are performing and that they're up and available. View full review »
reviewer743244 says in a ScienceLogic review
Director, Cloud & Data Center Technology with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to spotlight four key areas where ScienceLogic excels: * The flexibility to support most technologies. The way ScienceLogic gathers data from multiple sources is vital to our customers. As we work with new customers (often with different technology requirements), ScienceLogic is flexible enough to support our clients’ varying network needs. * The opportunity to achieve high value for our services. We can provide monitoring services at different pricing levels to best fit our business model while delivering value to our customers. * They provide the scalability to grow with us. In just a few years, we have grown from five datacenters to over 40 datacenters. ScienceLogic has continuously grown with us. * The availability to provide domain expertise. ScienceLogic provided onsite professional service assistance for a key project to meet our aggressive project timelines. View full review »
Michael Heaton says in a ScienceLogic review
Manager, Cybersecurity Operations Management at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Shubhojit Shil says in a SevOne review
Monitoring Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools and it provides agentless monitoring, where we don't need any kind of installation of servers. SevOne has a feature which is a policy browser. We just assign the policy and it will automatically apply it to all the servers, and it will create the thresholds as well for each and every server. The automation feature is good because if your CMDB is OK and it is already in sync, then the automation part is good to go. Auto-closure of the ticketed issue is resolved and ticket will auto-close, which is very helpful. View full review »
Marita Öman says in a SevOne review
Manager at a tech services company
Scalability. I have never had to worry about how to handle really big environments. View full review »
Rene Romero says in a Zabbix review
PostgreSQL Database Administrator at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Multi-level infrastructure maps. You can set up highly customizable maps of your infrastructure, including each component status, maps which can contain submaps, and if something’s wrong at the submap level - the submap will be shown with problems. * Agent and agentless monitoring. Installing an agent is the easiest way, but SSH, SNMP, Impi, custom scripting and other protocols are supported. * Templates. There are a broad set of templates that define monitoring items for common OS and applications, you can build your own or use one developed by the community. * An API for you to create, modify, and delete most things programmatically, including items, triggers, charts, etc. View full review »
Enterpri7135 says in a SolarWinds NPM review
Enterprise Monitoring Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to pick and chose modules per need, but at the same time close and seamless integration once deployed: While everything is pretty complicated and fast moving, we do not want the monitoring and management software to be complicated. That is the reason the ease-of-deployment and ease-of-use is extremely valuable. View full review »
Manager - GSMC Instumentation & Analytics at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
This product is very flexible for the administrator. We can do whatever we want. It is easily customizable and upgradable. View full review »
CA UIM administrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The features valuable for me are scalability, redundancy, and the wide range of probes available for just about any platform. Another major advantage is the easy configuration management. When you define standard “base” monitoring templates and on top of those, define “differential” templates, having a tool that allows you to manage these hundreds (and even thousands) of templates in an organized manner is an absolute necessity. CA UIM not only allows you to manage the templates, but the new MCS module allows you to dynamically assign them to groups. This means that any node/probe belonging to that group will automatically receive the templates. Note: At this time, MCS does not yet support differential templates, but it is on the roadmap. When this customer did the PoC, the competition clearly failed in this area. Furthermore, the event management part (alarm server and alert console) is feature-rich. It allows for some advanced, alert processing and correlation. View full review »
Telemetry Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I really value the underlying Java framework for development of custom probes. The product has an API that allows heavy customization. This has allowed me to add functionality by designing my own metric gathering routines. View full review »
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The product is easy to configure. Simplicity is the most valuable asset of CA UIM. View full review »
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Ease of setup - install is quick and easy. For small environments, all components can be installed on a single server. Even larger, more-distributed environments are easy to install, given all required network ports are open. * Automated robot deployment makes it easy to select targets for performance management. * Justifiably, local and remote options are available for agent-based and touchless monitoring. * Most probe configurations are OOTB best practices. The probe GUI is easy to navigate. * A new feature, MCS, allows for monitoring policies to be created for groups of devices. You can monitor just about anything. View full review »
Nate Amsden says in a LogicMonitor review
Principle Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
Integration with a wide variety of infrastructure systems is the most valuable feature; most critical to us was VMware integration and Citrix NetScaler integration. We use a lot of other products with LM, as well, but the biggest gaps we had with trending data were load balancers and VMware. (vCenter itself has some capability, but is quite limited by comparison.) A close second is the dynamic "top 10" graphs. You can have the system look at up to 520 data points and just show the top 10; we use this all over the place. If I have 100 VMs and want to see CPU usage or Disk I/O across them, that is a lot of lines in a graph (too many). But with the dynamic top 10, I just see the most active systems, which 99% of the time is what I care about. The system automatically adapts to adds and removals of things (with wildcards in the custom graph definitions), so maintenance is very low. It is also not difficult to write custom things for LM; myself the biggest thing I adapted to LM is HPE 3PAR monitoring, something I had been maintaining on the side for many years now with Cacti. With LM, I get much more data, and it's 1000 times easier to manage than Cacti. I collect several thousand data points per minute from our 3PAR arrays. We have not used their alerting, reporting, or service-checking features of the product. All of the value for us comes from the graphs and dashboards. Monitoring something like a Linux system is easy, but pulling out thousands of metrics from vCenter, or NetScaler, and making dynamic graphs when things are added or changed is an enormous time saver. LogicMonitor is by no means the only monitoring product we use; we use many, but it does things none of our other tools can hope to do, so it is critical to monitoring our services. View full review »
Luis Miguel Goez Mora says in a CA Unified Infrastructure Management review
Senior Manager Information Technology Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Cloud monitoring * Easily skinnable * SAP monitoring * Reporting Tools * Probe packages and probe deployment View full review »
SrMonitoringAdmin061 says in a CA Unified Infrastructure Management review
Senior Monitoring Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The main feature for us is its flexibility with their message bus and their API to make it do what you need it to do, since everyone's different. There is flexibility in the SDKs to customize it. View full review »
A.J. DiLorenzo says in a SolarWinds NPM review
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable. The advanced alerting and notifications capabilities are helpful as well. Devices can be discovered automatically on a schedule, and grouped by vendor automatically, which makes it very easy to track down devices. The customizable dashboards and reporting are flexible and tend to come in handy as well. View full review »

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