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Score 6.5 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

It really depends on why my colleague is evaluating Foglight. If it is for Database monitoring and management, I highly recommend it. If it is for anything else, I would encourage them to look at others in this space.
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I feel it shines in monitoring a mix of virtual and physical servers. There are other products that have issues with that physical piece, but SAM doesn't care which one it is. While a bear to maintain at times, the custom-ability is another place it does well. Being able to monitor things not included/out of the box is a key feature. The user community is strong and has a lot of useful input.
Tim Kovars | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Application monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.9
Database monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Threshold alerts
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
Predictive capabilities
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Application performance management console
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.2
Collaboration tools
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.8
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Virtualization monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.3
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Pros

Foglight

  • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
  • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
  • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • It integrates with MS Windows, so you can keep track of services, processes or nic utilization/bandwidth.
  • You can also view the history of a lot of the monitor you choose. It can be helpful to isolate an issue if it's happening at a regular interval.
  • Linux and non-Windows OSs are supported using SNMP and even an agent if want to take advantage of other Solarwinds features.
  • It plays nice with other software, so you won't have conflicts with monitoring. Always a plus if more than one team is looking at data on the host.
Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • I would much like to see the modules sold in categorically grouped bundles, such as a networking bundle which would include all modules relating to the network.
  • Would love to see an addition of an API or something like that to connect to VMware Vcenters.
  • Found that if you acknowledge alerts, it makes it very difficult to remediate them inside of the program.
John-John Reyes Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Easy to use and they keep expanding on its functionality. We also have a good relationship with them. Rarely have issues or need to contact support.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 9.0
Based on 13 answers
What makes this product great is that it is easy to setup and configure. Many products are very time consuming to get setup and implement. This leads to a delay in their use, and slow adoption. Because of the ease of use of Solarwinds we have gotten a lot of use out of it.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.8
Based on 10 answers
We talk to a initial person and they may not be specialized in what we are trying to resolve. They then have to call back or have someone call back after that person is free from working on another issue with another customer.
Erron Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

The tool does what it says, and gives you great insight into your environment. Out of all the SolarWinds products that I have used over the years, my top two are SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor and N-Able. Depending on your business needs, either will do the job, but it depends on your use case. For me, I like to work remote, be able to diagnose issues quickly, and fix issues from anywhere that I have an internet connection.
Daniel Stinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • For the past 5 years, we heavily leveraged their application synthetic capabilities which caught several outages to our online presence before our users did or as they did, saving us valuable time and money to get back up and running.
  • Their ability to deep dive into databases has helped the rollout of our new software, speeding up the time to market. We have been able to identify problems with our code in the staging and development tiers, ensuring we release better, more stable software to our customers.
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • One of the biggest areas of ROI is for our DBA, with the combination of SAM and DPA we have been able to streamline the maintenance and troubleshooting of applications. On several instances, it has taken us probably less than 5 minutes to tell supervisors where the issue lies when something is not working.
  • The second area that it helps is helping us see trends on our servers to know if we need to address specific areas of growth to ensure continued productivity and smooth operations.
  • Initially this was not part of our "initial" purchase with SolarWinds, however, now it is definitely one of the core SolarWinds modules that are used on a daily basis to assist in monitoring our network.
Nate Nettrouer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
6.5
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.0

Usability

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Performance

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Support

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.8

Implementation

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.4

Scalability

Foglight
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3

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