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SolarWinds Loggly is great for capturing and organizing logs from 3rd party sources such as NGINX. Without SolarWinds Loggly it's really difficult to manage the logs overtime, find traffic patterns, and identify issues before they become a problem. Anyone who is routinely searching through massive log files could quickly benefit from the SolarWinds Loggly and it's capabilities.
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I would not recommend it to smaller businesses or MSPs that deal with small accounts. The cost to benefit ratio is not great for those. It's usually a good fit for larger organizations that can benefit from all the features LogicMonitor offers where the price point might be acceptable.
Read full review Pros Putting our logs in one place and making them searchable. We use AWS, and CloudWatch has always been a little frustrating in this regard (though it has gotten better recently). Deriving metrics from our logs. I think log-based metrics is such a good idea because your logs are the ultimate source for truth in regards to what the hell is going on inside your app. I have really loved the simplicity with which I can just count certain statements and call that a metric because just through the normal course of development certain log statements just naturally become a straightforward recording of an event having occurred. Alerts. I actually have a few complaints about email alerts, but just the way I was able to set them up so easily has been huge. Since we started using Loggly, there have been at least 3 bugs that Loggly exposed that were frankly very bad. And withoutt Loggly or without a user reporting them, we would have never known they were happening! This is stuff I tried to set up in CloudWatch in various ways, but because of my own ignorance or perhaps the complexity/limitations of CloudWatch (or the complexity of my stack?), I wasn't getting the information that I needed until I was able to just tell Loggly to send me an email whenever the word "error" showed up. Read full review I think the best feature is the SaaS itself. The availablity at a webpage makes things really up to speed on the ever expanding cloud platforms taking over. It also doesn't boggle up the space in your email boxes sending consistent messages that aren't as critical as they should be. It simply expresses just the facts. Finally the ability to oversee all operations over a single customizable window pane makes it extremely intuitive and convenient. Read full review Cons Not all searches are intuitive. We have to use a log aggregating device to ship our logs to Loggly as our network devices can not connect on an encrypted protocol. I would prefer if we could use some sort of VPN-based connector to ship logs securely. Sometimes when drilled down, it can be difficult to fully reset a search term to back all the way out of a drill down. Read full review Integration capabilities with PSA/Ticketing Tools lack customization for multiple calls/actions per alert function Netflow/traffic analytics could show endpoints vs. IPs for all the popular ones, ex: Facebook, youtube, Netflix, etc. GUI could be beautified...think Apple OS and easy buttons. Some of the navigation is cumbersome Reports function ... cumbersome, drag and drop would be lovely since properties to not auto-populate Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Management is not open to having an agent sending the data to the cloud instance.
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This product has met virtually all of our needs. It was easy to implement and has been simple to support. Customization has been intuitive with many options available. They keep adding features and expanding available options. The future of LogicMonitor looks even better than it is today which is very promising. The management and support teams at LogicMonitor are always helpful
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Loggly's easy setup, very good customer support, and intuitive interface make Loggly very easy to use. User access management is also very easy as we can tailor the experience for each of our developers to access the information they need without having to wade through other information. While there was a slight learning curve in how to view the logs the way some specifically wanted, everything was possible and quite easy to do.
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Set up is super easy. Just stand up a small Linux or Windows server to act as a collector. There are no agents to install on monitored devices and all you need is SNMP or WMI access. When creating dashboards, all you have to do is find the widget on the device you want to show up and choose the menu option to add it.
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The support team have been great when we have logged tickets or had issues, most of the time it is down to user training, however we have had a couple of bugs that they have been able to iron out for us.
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The sales team support we received was top notch. They worked hand in hand to make sure the product met all expectations. So far we have not really had to work with support that much; we have worked with setup team after purchase to deploy product fully. No issues so far and we are four weeks in.
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Add good training
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The training is good but room to improve
Read full review Implementation Rating
It has good architecture, which focus on ese of use.
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The Implementation team kept us on track even when we didn't have time. They made up for our lack of focus at times and boiled everything down to simple tasks which enabled a quick deployment and an easy transition to regularly using the tool. They also kept us in a post-implementation for a while after which ensured we have multiple support options after go-live
Read full review Alternatives Considered
We were using
. While it is an open-source solution that you can install for free the following things were limitations of the solution. 1) The scale and uptime of the solution are now your own problem. Since we were hosting at AWS this meant we still had a cost of the AWS solution. 2) The product is complicated from a configuration standpoint. In order to get anything meaningful out of it, you had to invest a lot of time and effort. We did consider NewRelic. I have experience with that product and do think that it is a solid alternative. Ultimately experience with the simplicity and speed of deployment with Loggly encouraged me to suggest using this again.
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did not provide historical data and could not monitor as many device types as LM. We found the
collector to be more "buggy" and have had less issues with LM. We do feel that
had a better network topology map and would clearly show device relationship. That is really the only advantage that
has over LM.
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LogicMonitor isn't going to be the cheapest solution out there but I do think it is the best. Also, the support is amazing where as if you were to use some free opensource tool have fun waiting for the developer to get off work to support his side project. Worth every penny.
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Haven't really used it but our initial onboarding PS was disappointing. Felt like we were being told what we needed to cover as opposed to what we wanted to cover. In addition, we were pushed into using the PS in tight time frames and we were not ready to do so.
Read full review Return on Investment Unfortunately, we hit our logging cap on a weekly basis and we lose logs after that. We have lost logs after hitting the maximum during service outages. We have become accustomed to not being able to rely on having them, then things go poorly. Read full review We are currently tracking more things that, in another way, were not possible to identify and correct. We work more efficiently because we first resolve the critical incidents and then continue with the less relevant ones. Some alerts are quite difficult to resolve and the documentation sometimes did not guide to resolve the problems. Read full review ScreenShots SolarWinds Loggly Screenshots