Pandora FMS vs. SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pandora FMS
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring solution. It is presented as ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. Users can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT as well as business processes and services. It allows business users to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way. The solution boasts users among companies and organizations in more than 40 countries around the world, who according to the…
$2,990
100 nodes
SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds® Engineer’s Toolset (ETS) helps users monitor and troubleshoot a network with over 60 tools for network management. ETS allows users to monitor and receive alerts in real time on network availability and health, and perform network diagnostics for faster troubleshooting and resolution of complex network issues. With ETS users can deploy an array of network discovery tools including Port Scanner, Switch Port Mapper or advanced Subnet Calculator, manage Cisco® devices with specialized…
$1,585
Per Instance
Pricing
Pandora FMSSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Editions & Modules
NMS Edition
$2,990
100 nodes
Enterprise Edition
$4,250
100 nodes
One Time Price
$1,585
Per Instance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pandora FMSSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLicensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.
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Features
Pandora FMSSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Pandora FMS
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Pandora FMSSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.6
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pandora FMSSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Likelihood to Recommend
Pandora FMS LLC
Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
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SolarWinds
I have found the toolset especially useful for scanning subnets to discover devices, and for setting up temporary real-time monitors when we are troubleshooting or setting up new connections. The most useful aspect has been the ability to apply the tools to help troubleshoot and pinpoint intermittent issues. More general tools like Orion often do not have the granularity to detect issues like intermittent packet loss which are especially impactful to applications like Voice. The toolset gives us another level of capability to dig into issues.
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Pros
Pandora FMS LLC
  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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SolarWinds
  • Various monitoring
  • Stores history
  • Suggests indices
  • Helps to find the SQL query text
  • Helps to see what machines/users the bad queries are coming from
  • Shows current blocking session
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Cons
Pandora FMS LLC
  • Community version small features
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SolarWinds
  • The unifying component that is intended to be the initial interface to the tools seems clunky. I prefer to start the tools individually rather than using it.
  • The port scanner could use some improvements to make it easier to use.
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Usability
Pandora FMS LLC
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN Killer...it does what it says.
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Support Rating
Pandora FMS LLC
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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SolarWinds
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it
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Alternatives Considered
Pandora FMS LLC
Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
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SolarWinds
I haven't compared any tools similar to SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. This might be because I'm pretty biased when it comes to monitoring, and reporting solutions. I've found that SolarWinds provides the biggest bang for the buck in my opinion. I'm sure there are other solutions on the market that compete, but I haven't tried any of them because I've been very satisfied with SolarWinds.
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Return on Investment
Pandora FMS LLC
  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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SolarWinds
  • Spend less time downloading free buggy tools
  • All the tools in one spot, so you don't have to look around for tools
  • Get to the solution sooner
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ScreenShots

Pandora FMS Screenshots

Screenshot of Operation viewScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of SLA Report SampleScreenshot of Log visualizationScreenshot of SLA report viewScreenshot of Netflow usage

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Screenshots

Screenshot of Perform network stress tests with Engineer's Toolset WAN Killer. You don’t need to use real traffic for studying network activities, like testing traffic and load balancing. Instead, deploy Engineer's Toolset WAN Killer to help interactively test connections and adjust the IP traffic generated to achieve the desired network load based on your requirements.Screenshot of Quickly troubleshoot your network with enhanced ping capabilities and packet route tracing, among other network bandwidth usage and monitoring tools included in ETS.Screenshot of Using ETS, you can run scans to gain insight into how routers, hubs switches, and other devices are configured by analyzing SNMP queries and viewing MIB attributes. ETS is designed to help you more easily understand whether your network and ports are using appropriate settings.Screenshot of Config Compare, a part of ETS, is built to compare the running configuration of a Cisco router with the startup configuration. With the Cisco configuration compare tool, you can easily detect the changes made to the network, switch, and router configurations that are not committed to non-volatile memory (NVRAM).Screenshot of Manage your IP network from discovery to address tracking. Discover subnets on a seed router and scan the subnet or a range of IP addresses, generate a list of subnets along with their mask, size, range, and broadcast address and actively monitor subnets to identify and track which IP addresses are in use on your network.