Quest Software Software and Solutions

Quest Rapid Recovery
5 reviews
11 discussions
Backup and Recovery Software
Toad for Oracle
4 reviews
Database Development and Management
Quest Foglight for Databases
2 reviews
Database Development and Management
Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance
2 reviews
IT Asset Management
Quest NetVault
2 reviews
15 discussions
Backup and Recovery Software
Change Auditor for Windows File Servers
Log Management
Quest KACE Systems Management
1 review
2 discussions
Configuration Management
Endpoint Compliance
Patch Management
Quest SharePlex
1 review
Database Development and Management
Data Integration Tools
Quest Spotlight
1 review
Database Development and Management
Toad Data Modeler
1 review
Database Development and Management
Quest Foglight for Virtualization
Virtualization Management Tools
Metalogix Archive Manager for Files
File Archiving
Toad Data Point
Data Integration Tools
Data Preparation Tools
vRanger
Backup and Recovery Software
Quest InTrust
Log Management
Quest QoreStor
Deduplication Software
Data Replication
Quest Active Administrator for Certifica...
Certificate Management Software
Foglight Evolve Cloud
Cloud Migration
Cloud Management
Foglight Evolve Monitor
IT Infrastructure Monitoring
Foglight Evolve Operate
IT Infrastructure Monitoring
Quest Active Administrator
Active Directory Management
Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory
Active Directory Management
Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory
Active Directory Recovery
Quest On Demand Licence Management
License Management
Quest On Demand Migration
Migration Tools
Quest On Demand Recovery
Active Directory Recovery
Toad Edge
Database Development and Management
Quest IT Security Search
Indexing and Search
Quest KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange
Email Archiving
Metalogix Content Matrix
Migration Tools
Quest Archive Manager
Email Archiving
Quest Change Auditor Threat Detection
User Behavior Analytics - UEBA
Quest Foglight Capacity Director
Infrastructure Capacity Planning
Quest Foglight Container Management
Container Management
Quest Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager
Cloud Management
Binary Tree Power365
Cloud Migration
Metalogix Essentials for Office 365
Migration Tools

Quest Software Reviews

Anthony Nicoletti
Database Administrator, Information Technology at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 13, 2021
Tells me, from the ground up, what's going on and when, and enables me to do much more than I could otherwise

What is our primary use case?

We use it to monitor about 500 instances, 500 servers, and it keeps up with everything. I monitor Foglight. I wake up in the morning and it's the first thing I look at, because I can depend on it. We have it on VMs in-house and it performs very well.

Pros and Cons

  • "Foglight's Change Tracking capabilities are another huge feature. It is wonderful to be able to do that. People don't realize the amount of information that Foglight gathers from a given server or instance. It gets down to the version of SQL, the disk array, everything that's there. Any change that's made, any upgrade to SQL, shows up on the dashboard almost immediately. You don't know how much time you save just having a tool in your back pocket that does that for you."
  • "One thing that I would like, and it's probably something that I could set up internally, is something other than a dashboard which I have to look at to know that a server is down. I'd like bells and whistles to go off... If I look at the dashboard I know there's a server down. But if I'm not looking at it, if I'm looking at some other problem, I want to know about it. You can do that, you can use SMSs and alerts to your phone, and I could set it up to handle that, but it would be nice if, out-of-the-box, Foglight did that."

What other advice do I have?

The biggest thing I've learned from using it is the reduction in effort that is required to do my job. Don't tell my boss that. My advice is "buy it." You won't know until you use it. I've been a DBA for 22 years and it really is an awesome tool. We use Foglight to display the most intensive database queries, but it's on a per-server, per-instance basis. We haven't created a dashboard for that, although we probably should. I can drill down into a server and I can tell you, from top to bottom, which queries are the most expensive. It could help us to improve query efficiency but we don't use it…

Quest Software Questions

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Quest NetVault , what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Quest NetVault .

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Quest NetVault ?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!