I am looking for the best network monitoring software.
Which product would you choose: Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor, or SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor? What are the pros and cons of the solution?
Thank you for your help.
I work as the Regional Manager at a Tech Services company.
Currently, I'm exploring open-source Network Analyzer and Network Configuration managers.
Which one would you recommend and why?
For Network Analyzer, you can use Elastiflow. It's pretty complete even though its development has stopped lately (we have recently deployed it in production for a customer). It is still just as good as it was a few years ago.
For Network Configuration Management, it really depends on the sets of features you're looking for. But, you can use the Ansible & Gitlab combo. We've written a full tutorial for it on our website: https://www.zen-networks.io/ne...
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Collecting as many metrics, statuses, and logs about the servers is indeed the first step, you never know what data you will need to solve a particular problem. The second step is to process and correctly pinpoint where the network performance/behavior differs from the expected range/baseline.
Can your network monitoring software automate the obvious (execute remote corrective actions in response to alerts) and notify the IT person about only critical situations where the human needs to make a decision about the resolution options? We expect the network monitoring software today to do just that.
I would say NetCrunch can do it, but do you have any experience with other monitoring products that provide a similar type of monitoring experience for IT teams?
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