Top 8 Server Monitoring Tools
ZabbixSCCMPandora FMSOracle Enterprise ManagerNagios XISolarWinds Server and Application MonitorServiceNow DiscoveryTanium
The most valuable feature is service assurance.
Zabbix is quite stable once it is set up. We haven't had any post-setup issues.
The scalability to deploy the package.
It uses detailed descriptions of the workstations, and that is good for me.
It is easy to create your own custom modules if you just know a little bit of scripting. If you have unique requirements, you can just make your own modules. You can even grab checks from other vendors. There are open-source checks for various things such as SMTP, etc. There is a long list of different ones from Nagios. You can just use them, and within seconds, you get yourself a check that is monitoring whatever you need. It is really flexible. I guess that's why they call it Pandora Flexible Monitoring System (FMS). It is reliable. It does the job, and it alerts. It is also surprisingly feature-rich. Our network guy just recently asked about a particular protocol to monitor the bandwidth on the network, which is not a common protocol. When I looked it up, and I found that they cover it. It is very mature for a not-so-known product.
I like that it's stable.
Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product.
Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.
Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.
The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.
It does a good job of collecting the data that's necessary for data centers, and IT's operations.
The initial setup is pretty easy.
For incident response tasks, all these tasks can get done in minutes with minimal disruption to the end-user.
The security features are very valuable.