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As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
Well Suited - Networking Monitoring Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version Read full review
Splunk ITSI is a great tool (and toolbox) for combining together numerous and varied monitoring regimes to bring more holistic analysis and reduce alert fatigue. By leveraging the Splunk ITSI service and KPI modeling regime, ecosystem telemetry can be turned into a more reliable, clearer, high-level perspective on the current state of your components and services.
Read full review Pros Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively. Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture. Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings. Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier. Read full review Monitor hundreds of IT services by continuously tracking thousands of KPIs in a scalable way. Quickly identify problem areas by a combination of default visualizations and ability to create custom dashboards. Extremely configurable to effectively monitor nearly any KPI imaginable from Splunk. Read full review Cons Read full review ITSI really needs a robust splunk log ingestion infrastructure at its core ITSI requires a great engineering team to build out the automated discovery and topology Unless you use an API to build the topology, the view can quickly become static Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have replaced our monitoring platform with Splunk & ITSI, and with the success, it's seen at our organization thus far we would be hard-pressed to pivot to another tool. Frankly, our business partners and application teams love Splunk & ITSI.
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During POC, pre-planning, and implementation, we have had interactions with numerous folks at Splunk. Everyone from sales & engineering to markets analysts to specific IT component SMEs, and a small professional services engagement to get started. They have all been exceptionally helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty. They actively reach out to ensure success is being realized and find ways to help proactively, instead of having to simply open support cases with the vendor.
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Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
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Splunk has raised itself as a platform not just as a tool unlike other products in the market. If I talk about
it also has similar capabilities but Splunk ITSI has more visibility and its GUI is making a different impact on the users. ServiceNow and Splunk are equally capable products however Splunk seems to have more tech-savvy people tools than ServiceNow.
Read full review Return on Investment Proactive monitoring for networking To many times to plan an update Read full review Splunk ITSI has reduced the number of alerts exposed to our Network Operations Center by 100x while increasing the context around outages. Splunk ITSI has increased the accuracy of our incident detection by leveraging the Event Analytics system to weigh the behavior of the many characteristics of each component together instead of independently. Splunk ITSI has reduced our incident MTTR (mean time to restore) by detecting issues faster, presenting them more clearly, and surfacing the salient details about the underlying issue. Read full review ScreenShots