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Alternatives to Observium

Zabbix, PRTG, Nagios, Cacti, and LibreNMS are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Observium.
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What is Observium and what are its top alternatives?

It is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems
Observium is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Observium

  • Zabbix
    Zabbix

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

  • 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. ...

  • Nagios
    Nagios

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

  • Cacti
    Cacti

    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. ...

  • LibreNMS
    LibreNMS

    It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more. ...

  • Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true. ...

  • Beats
    Beats

    Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch. ...

  • Wireshark
    Wireshark

    It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions. ...

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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
  • 9
    Alerts
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    Service/node/network discovery
  • 4
    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
  • 2
    Supports Graphs ans screens
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    Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
  • 1
    Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)
  • 1
    API available for creating own apps
  • 1
    Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
  • 1
    Works with multiple databases
  • 1
    Advanced integrations
  • 1
    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
  • 1
    Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
CONS OF ZABBIX
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    The UI is in PHP
  • 2
    Puppet module is sluggish

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PRTG

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A powerful & easy network monitoring software
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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
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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.

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        Cacti

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        Cacti stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL...
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        PROS OF CACTI
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          Free
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          Rrdtool based
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          Fast poller
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          Graphs from snmp
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          Graphs from language independent scripts
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          LibreNMS

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          Opensource Auto-discoverying network monitoring system
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              Prometheus

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              PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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                Powerful easy to use monitoring
              • 38
                Flexible query language
              • 32
                Dimensional data model
              • 27
                Alerts
              • 23
                Active and responsive community
              • 22
                Extensive integrations
              • 19
                Easy to setup
              • 12
                Beautiful Model and Query language
              • 7
                Easy to extend
              • 6
                Nice
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                Written in Go
              • 2
                Good for experimentation
              • 1
                Easy for monitoring
              CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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                Just for metrics
              • 6
                Bad UI
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                Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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                Not easy to configure and use
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                Supports only active agents
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                Written in Go
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                TLS is quite difficult to understand
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                Requires multiple applications and tools
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                Single point of failure

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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.

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              Matt Menzenski
              Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 15 upvotes · 289.6K views

              Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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              Beats

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                  A free and open-source protocol analyzer
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