Quest Foglight for Databases Review

Its reporting capabilities are immense. The performance became sluggish and unresponsive after holding data too long.


What is our primary use case?

I used it when working for a client, in a situation where you takeover management of the systems.

How has it helped my organization?

Maintenance was not done properly for over two years before I came in. The solution crashed over the next year, then we migrated the client to another monitoring platform.

What is most valuable?

  • Baselines
  • Advisers
  • Reoccurring events 
  • Its reporting capabilities are immense.
  • The deployment is good to work with.
  • History capabilities

What needs improvement?

Performance: When holding data for two years for 20 SQL Servers, the reporting becomes sluggish and unresponsive.

Advise is to size the DB server behind Foglight correctly (which means very big)

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes see other pieces I wrote regarding correctly size the backend DB Server for Foglight

Which solutions did we use previously?

Use to have very basic monitoring like PRTG, N-Able, Zabbix

How was the initial setup?

No setup is awesome complicated (at least the old versions I used to work with)

What about the implementation team?

in house

What was our ROI?

Have no idea

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Red Gate would be the winner!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Red Gate SQLMONITOR

IDERA Diagnostig Manager

What other advice do I have?

It will not fix nothing, you still have to be on expert level

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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