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Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robot Monitor

Instantly drill down to show all the jobs consuming CPU, temporary storage, QTEMP, I/O, transactions, faulting rates, and other metrics, for faster problem resolution.
Nitish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robot Monitor

  • Auto reply to the MSGW.
  • Robot network GUI is place to monitor all the systems at one place.
  • Based the MSG ID/JOBS, the alerts are set up to notify the concerned person/team.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robot Monitor

  • It can have more customization
  • More SQL features can be added
  • Dashboard improvement
Nitish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

No score
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Robot Monitor

Robot Monitor 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found the Robot monitoring tool is more reliable for IBM i servers.
Nitish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

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Robot Monitor

Robot Monitor 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to use and have lots of feature which makes our environment risk free.
Nitish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

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Robot Monitor

Robot Monitor 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Quiet active whenever there is any help required either on chat support or Contact.
Nitish Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robot Monitor

It's a best tool/product in the market and easy to use. It serves our purpose and saves a lot time of the resource from the manual task. The main and most important is, its support team. One of the best support team I have ever seen. Their dedicated product engineer have a good knowledge over the product and helps immediately.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robot Monitor

  • Can monitor the systems in a central view.
  • It's easy to maintain with better security to the robo commands.
  • Cost effectiveness.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foglight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Robot Monitor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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