IT Infrastructure Monitoring Questions
Henry Steinhauer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2021

With the security issues associated with SolarWinds - are people switching to other vendors?   Which ones are you switching to?


RobertUllmanThousand Eyes acquired by Cisco, interesting synergies with AppDynamics APM.
TigerLilyWe’ve switched from Solarwinds to Centreon even before the issue occurred. It’s… more »
Darryl TheronHi Henry, Infosim, Stablenet is a very good alternative. Regards, Darryl… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station
Mar 22 2021

There are many open source IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions on the market. However, large companies often invest in a paid solution. What do paid monitoring solutions offer that make them a better choice than open source?

Richard TreadwayWhen you’re considering infrastructure monitoring, you certainly have plenty of… more »
Faustine ChisasaThe main reason large companies invest in paid solutions is the advanced and… more »
Oan-AliMost of modern open source Infrastructure monitoring tools can suffice the needs… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

How does it differ from ITSM? Which products would you recommend to make up a fully defined ITOM suite?

DonaldBakelsIT operations management (ITOM) software is intended to represent all the tools… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

What tools do you recommend for SQL server monitoring for an enterprise-level business?

DonaldBakelsI highly recommend 2 products from the SolarWinds ITOM Suite; 1 Server… more »
Morne' O'KennedyI personally believe in SCOM (Operations Manager) since it contains all the… more »
Usman MalikYou can use Solawind or BMC
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

Help other users in the community to learn more about SNMP.

Raymond De RooijSNMP polls are used to poll data from a system or application via SNMP get… more »
reviewer1348830SNMP polls are queries sent from a monitoring application to a device using the… more »
Faycal NoushiSNMP polls are by default based on port 161 UDP. Though, both port and protocol… more »
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Is it required in your company to conduct a security review before purchasing an infrastructure monitoring solution? What are the common materials you use in the review? Do you have any tips or advice for the community? Any pitfalls to watch out for?

MenojRoekaleaI would start focussing on the used acounts and their privileges, other… more »
Sofian BayoudhIT security is an ongoing exercise, with some sporadic penetration testing. SOC… more »
Matt DavisMy company does not require a security review per se, although we do incorporate… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Mar 05 2021
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
MichaelDelzerThe ability for the solution to correlate data from across the enterprise to… more »
Dmytro KutetskyiI think you need to look for: 1. Unifications. All aspects of the monitoring… more »
Stacy Leidwinger1) Ease of deployment and maintenance. The ideal solution will auto-discover… more »