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Data Center Monitoring Reviews

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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Team Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

For us, what I find is that we have a declining workforce where we have a very experienced staff who are retiring, moving on in their careers, and we have an influx of newer, younger generation who don't have all of the experience. Because we... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I would say that the process where MSM is gaining the technical information from CA about availability of hypers, availability of information, current data about errors in the system, and going and retrieving the actual fixes makes it so that... more»

What needs improvement?

Here at CA World, we've been talking with the directors directly about upcoming features, as they're in a real development of the product. They've gone from it simply being maintenance of products, to looking at more advanced features of... more»
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Infrastructure Support Technician at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature we've found is really just how easy it is to add servers and devices to the monitor. We also like the UI and applications. What we've also found that we like the iOS app which lets us acknowledge issues or see... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our functioning has definitely improved because we previously did not have any monitoring for our servers. We didn't even know when our hard drives were filling up, and the situation has now improved dramatically. With the monitoring... more»

What needs improvement?

I wish they'd update the iOS app, which, I think, is the same version I used back in 2012 or so. It's always looked pretty much the same. As for the web version, things like the acknowledgements are better, but I'd rather use the iOS app... more»

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Systems Administrator at Antietam Cable Television, Inc.
Apr 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I would have to choose two features: Investigate Mode and Troubleshooting.

How has it helped my organization?

All the useful information is right there in tabs for me to check on graphs; check if and when notifications went out. I can make notes on a particular occurrence, and check the history all of these features. It saves me time when... more»

What needs improvement?

Reload time: Although there have been major gains in the time to process reloads, I think that there is still room for improvement in this area. The major gains are between versions 5.0 and 5.2.. When ever you make a change or addition to to... more»
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Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable component of Opsview might be the very good web GUI. It provides a great overview of all hosts and services; furthermore, adding new monitoring targets and modifying existing configuration is possible. The web interface is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My company never used Opsview for themselves, but we provided it for many customers. Before using Opsview, they complained about chaotic web interfaces and nonsense monitoring messages in their old solutions. Afterwards, they were impressed... more»

What needs improvement?

The API provided by Opsview is, compared to other monitoring solutions, not state of the art. It would be great to see that more efforts would be put into this part of the product. Furthermore I would love to see support for more database... more»
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3rd Line Systems Engineer at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The system is very robust and very rarely breaks. It just sits there working, doing what's expected. Very little maintenance is needed and the support is very good. I would say stability is the most valuable feature. I'm struggling to think... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it mainly for networking post-monitoring and service monitoring. We have sites across France, Spain, and the UK with many different production devices on it. We mainly just do service checks to make sure the operation of the company... more»

What needs improvement?

I think it still has room for improvement to auto discovery. If you put the agent on a house, it has auto discovery. I also think it can be improved with VMware as well. It can be a little bit flaky with the agent on VMware. It performs all... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
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Systems Programmer at Erie insurance

What is most valuable?

It takes less time to install the product and to get maintenance. The users and our staff can implement those changes much quicker. It makes it a lot easier to install our products.

How has it helped my organization?

We used to spend a lot of time in getting fixes done and also in finding out that all the fixes are available. This product ensures that we have all the fixes in place and that they can be applied over time.

What needs improvement?

They are progressing in that direction. They are keeping track of our configuration changes. So, they will automatically move forward as we progress with our products. Right now, one of the challenges that we still face is to keep track of... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

Valuable Features The dashboard, which gives us real-time monitoring, is the most valuable feature for us. • Improvements to My Organization We are now providing visual representations for our big data solutions. This "ticks the boxes" for our customers who have been asking for Operational Dashboards for years. Because they are so easy to set up, we are able to set them up pretty quickly. • Room for Improvement It's probably the priciest option of all its main competitors. • Use of Solution I've used it for two years. • Deployment Issues We've haven't had any issues with deployment. • Stability Issues We have had no issues with the stability. • Scalability Issues There have been no issues scaling it. • Customer Service and Technical Support The...
Anonymous avatar x80
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System Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

There are several valuable features for us, including ease of configuration of monitoring of new hosts/services, worker redundancy and load balancing, and the fact that it’s compatible with the plethora of existing Nagios plugins available on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to drastically scale up and out our monitoring, after coming from a vanilla Nagios monitoring.

What needs improvement?

We are starting to hit the limits of how we can scale out. While the UI has always been snappy, it can take about 30 minutes from committing a configuration change to when that change is apparent in the UI, for example adding a service check... more»
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Real User
Datacenter operations at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

What is most valuable?

I like its scalability thanks to slaves. You can add as many slave as you want, which also allows you to reach and monitor devices running on the network that are not accessible by the master. It also has good roles management which is very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we used Nagios. It's based on Nagios too, but the biggest benefit when compared to it is the simplicity to set up and modify devices.

What needs improvement?

SNMP traps management to be improved. It's not so easy to use and you have to pay more to get the SMS module.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Internet Services Support & Maintenance Manager, Online & Data Services at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The two most valuable features for us are the GUI front end and the centralization of confirmation information in a MySQL backend.

How has it helped my organization?

We moved from the NetSaint and Nagios platforms. Opsview provides all the functionality of these but with the simplicity of a GUI front end, using MySQL to centralize configuration. This has moved us away from the multi-configuration file... more»

What needs improvement?

Some aspects of the GUI functionality need improvement. We've discussed them with Opsview and they plan on making improvements per customer request.
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Real User
IT Operations - Senior Analyst / Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

Valuable Features For me, scalability and reliability are the product's most valuable features. • Improvements to My Organization It allows proactive event management for both infrastructure and business services. • Room for Improvement Opsview lacks few features. All of the areas we listed for improvement were implemented in version 5. Nonetheless, if it were to become more than a super monitoring tool, I would wish for an integrated CMDB and call-logging module to create a standalone integrated IT service management system out of it. It has the potential! • Use of Solution I have used this solution for two years. • Stability Issues We did not encounter any issues with stability in our implementation. • Scalability Issues We did not encounter any issues...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
User
Apr 09 2017

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

Valuable Features There are various features in Opsview that our organization finds valuable. We love the accurate alerting, graphs, and customization of alerts. • Improvements to My Organization It has improved our up time and we are better able to identify issues before users find out. • Room for Improvement I would like to see a bit more with the Jasper Reporting, but not a major issue. • Use of Solution I've been using it for three years; however, our organization has been using it for over five years. • Deployment Issues No deployment issues. • Stability Issues No stability issues. • Scalability Issues No scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Customer service is great; always responsive, within...
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Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

Valuable Features Easy setup hosts Easy configuring service checks Very easy-to-use interface, especially starting from v5 onwards Advanced tweaking possibilities Netflow • Improvements to My Organization It's helping to actively monitor our systems. • Room for Improvement Easier expansions Better documentations Having tabs inside, 2F authentication Incorrect documentation for version 5.0 Lack of tabs in Opsview GUI Unnecessary configuration and manual setup for slave appliances which can be configured by Opsview inside the VM • Use of Solution I've been using it for seven months. • Deployment Issues We haven't had issues with our deployments. • Stability Issues Often the webpage becomes inaccessible and you need to refresh the page. • Scalability Issues ...
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Real User
Head of Technical Operations and Development at a tech company with 51-200 employees

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

Valuable Features Alerting and notification features Unlimited users Timed notification profiles • Improvements to My Organization Our support team are more responsive to failures and potential problems by using the Opsview Monitoring System. • Room for Improvement MySQL • Use of Solution I have used it for 5+ years. • Stability Issues Sometimes Opsview has crashed, but the multiple master/slave solution provides consistent uptime for monitoring. • Scalability Issues No scalability problems – we have 300+ devices. • Customer Service and Technical Support We have received good support. • Previous Solutions I did not previously use a different solution. • Initial Setup Initial setup was midway between straightforward and complex. • Other...

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DataCenter & Facility Consultant
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