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Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
Read full review Strengths [Foglight] Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting. Ease of use for end users is appreciated Weaknesses [of Foglight] Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.) Read full review Pros Ease of management Unified platform Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment. Read full review Database monitoring Database management suite Customization (both monitors and dashboards) Read full review Cons I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like. I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot. Read full review There are not many problems with this product Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
Read full review Read full review Return on Investment Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards. If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly. IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?" Read full review Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more. Read full review ScreenShots