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Score 7.7 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX

From a packet tracing standpoint, it was easy to setup and analyze an issue we were having with eigrp errors between 2 data centers. Took a few minutes to stand up on both sides and compare the traffic to determine hellos weren't being sent. On the other spectrum, had it had the analytics of such products as Extrahop, it could have recognized and alerted us of an internal DNS attack we had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for the environment where we need to monitor infrastructure architecture and applications purchased from other vendors. It is not suitable to monitor the applications made by the organization itself as it doesn't give full stack trace and is unable to monitor business transactions.
Devbrath Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Automated network device discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Baseline threshold calculation
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network capacity planning
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Packet capture analysis
LiveAction LiveNX
7.8
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network mapping
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Customizable reports
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Hardware health monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Application Performance Management

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Application monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Database monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Threshold alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Predictive capabilities
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application performance management console
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Virtualization monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3

Pros

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
Anonymous | 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

LiveAction LiveNX

  • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
  • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
  • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
Randy Zuehlke | 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

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 10 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

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.4
Based on 16 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 Rating

LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction LiveNX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Can't really rate this, we never had to call support. The product wasn't complicated to setup and learn. We have a high level of network knowledge so the product was self-explanatory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.2
Based on 12 answers
I didn't ever have to reach out to support but the team members that implemented SolarWinds didn't seem to have any issues working with SolarWinds support at any time. They were always able to get their issues resolved in a timely manner or receive more help at any time. I think training could have been better but that may have been on our team, more than it was on SolarWinds support.
Mandy Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveAction LiveNX

There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
Anonymous | 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

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
Randy Zuehlke | 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

LiveAction LiveNX

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

LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Usability

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4

Reliability and Availability

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Performance

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.2

Implementation Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.4

Scalability

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3

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