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Alternatives to Cacti

Zabbix, Munin, Cactus, Nagios, and Solarwinds are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Cacti.
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What is Cacti and what are its top alternatives?

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box.
Cacti is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Cacti

  • Zabbix
    Zabbix

    Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics. ...

  • Munin
    Munin

    Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work. ...

  • Cactus
    Cactus

    Cactus makes setting up a website look easy. Choose a template for a blog, portfolio or single page and Cactus generates all files and folders to get you on your way. ...

  • Nagios
    Nagios

    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License. ...

  • Solarwinds
    Solarwinds

    Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community. ...

  • PRTG
    PRTG

    It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications. ...

  • Observium
    Observium

    It is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems ...

  • Grafana
    Grafana

    Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins. ...

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Zabbix

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Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources
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PROS OF ZABBIX
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    Free
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    Alerts
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    Service/node/network discovery
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    Templates
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    Base metrics from the box
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    Multi-dashboards
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    SMS/Email/Messenger alerts
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    Grafana plugin available
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    Supports Graphs ans screens
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    Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
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    Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)
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    API available for creating own apps
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    Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
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    Works with multiple databases
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    Advanced integrations
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    Supports multiple protocols/agents
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    Complete Logs Report
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    Open source
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    Supports large variety of Operating Systems
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    Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
CONS OF ZABBIX
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    The UI is in PHP
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    Puppet module is sluggish

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Munin

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PnP networked resource monitoring tool that can help to answer the what just happened to kill our performance
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PROS OF MUNIN
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    Good defaults
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    Extremely fast to install
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    Alerts can trigger any command line program
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    Adheres to traditional Linux standards
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    Easy to write custom plugins
CONS OF MUNIN
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    Cactus

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    Static site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates.
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    PROS OF CACTUS
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      Mac app
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      One-click S3 integration
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      Django templates
    CONS OF CACTUS
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      Nagios

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      Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
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      PROS OF NAGIOS
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        It just works
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        The standard
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        Customizable
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        The Most flexible monitoring system
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        Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
      CONS OF NAGIOS
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        Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

        By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

        To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

        https://eng.uber.com/m3/

        (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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        Solarwinds

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        Unlock powerful workflows, automation, and reporting
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            PRTG

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            A powerful & easy network monitoring software
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                Observium

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                PROS OF OBSERVIUM
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                  Modern Graphs
                CONS OF OBSERVIUM
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                  Grafana

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                  PROS OF GRAFANA
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                    Beautiful
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                    Graphs are interactive
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                    Free
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                    Easy
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                    Nicer than the Graphite web interface
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                    Many integrations
                  • 17
                    Can build dashboards
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                    Easy to specify time window
                  • 9
                    Dashboards contain number tiles
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                    Can collaborate on dashboards
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                    Integration with InfluxDB
                  • 5
                    Click and drag to zoom in
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                    Open Source
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                    Threshold limits in graphs
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                    Authentification and users management
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                    Simple and native support to Prometheus
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                    It is open to cloud watch and many database
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                    Great community support
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                    Alerts
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                    You can visualize real time data to put alerts
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                    You can use this for development to check memcache
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                    Plugin visualizationa
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                    Grapsh as code
                  CONS OF GRAFANA
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                    No interactive query builder

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                  Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 15 upvotes · 3.2M views

                  Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

                  By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

                  To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

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                  (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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                  Matt Menzenski
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