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Alternatives to PRTG

Solarwinds, Zabbix, Nagios, LogicMonitor, and Splunk are the most popular alternatives and competitors to PRTG.
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What is PRTG and what are its top alternatives?

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.
PRTG is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to PRTG

  • 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. ...

  • Zabbix
    Zabbix

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

  • Nagios
    Nagios

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

  • LogicMonitor
    LogicMonitor

    LogicMonitor provides the end-to-end visibility needed to maintain the performance and availability of business applications. It leverages automation and built-in intelligence to monitor today's complex and distributed infrastructures. ...

  • Splunk
    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

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Solarwinds

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      Zabbix

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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
      • 1
        Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
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        Works with multiple databases
      • 1
        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, ...)
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        The UI is in PHP
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        Puppet module is sluggish

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      I am looking for an easy to set up and use monitoring solution for my servers and network infrastructure. What are the main differences between Checkmk and Zabbix? What would you recommend and why?

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      Nagios

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      Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
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        It just works
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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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        LogicMonitor logo

        LogicMonitor

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        SaaS-based, automated IT performance monitoring platform for On-Premise, Hybrid, and Cloud infrastructures.
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        PROS OF LOGICMONITOR
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          Auto discovery
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          Fast deployment
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          Awesome support
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          Very extensible
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          Strong Performance
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          Splunk

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          Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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          PROS OF SPLUNK
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            API for searching logs, running reports
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            Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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            Ability to style search results into reports
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            Query any log as key-value pairs
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            Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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            Granular scheduling and time window support
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            Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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            Dashboarding on any log contents
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            Rich GUI for searching live logs
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          Prometheus logo

          Prometheus

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            Alerts
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            Active and responsive community
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            Extensive integrations
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            Easy to setup
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            Beautiful Model and Query language
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            Easy to extend
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            Nice
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            Written in Go
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            Good for experimentation
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            Easy for monitoring
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            Just for metrics
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            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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            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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          Cacti

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