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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sensu

  • Well suited for raising pagers when you have count-based metrics.
  • Well suited for threshold-based metrics.
  • Not well suited for tracking events over the day, since graphs and other visualizations are missing.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

If you are in IT consulting or manage any fleet of computers, both Mac and PC (and yes Linux) - you should have this installed. It will be able to provide you the information needed to repair computers and avoid productivity loss by users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Sensu
4.6
Watchman Monitoring
Application monitoring
Sensu
4.7
Watchman Monitoring
Database monitoring
Sensu
4.7
Watchman Monitoring
Threshold alerts
Sensu
8.3
Watchman Monitoring
Application performance management console
Sensu
1.0
Watchman Monitoring
Virtualization monitoring
Sensu
1.9
Watchman Monitoring
Server availability and performance monitoring
Sensu
5.8
Watchman Monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Sensu
6.0
Watchman Monitoring

Monitoring Tasks

Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
9.7
Remote monitoring
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
10.0
Multi-device monitoring
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
9.0

Management Tasks

Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
Software and hardware inventory
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
7.0

Reporting

Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
7.5
Customizable reporting
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
Risk analysis
Sensu
Watchman Monitoring
8.0

Pros

Sensu

  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

  • Super easy to deploy.
  • Integrates well with ZenDesk and YourComputerInventory.com.
  • Website is very clear and email to manage.
  • Support is awesome.
  • Super lightweight package.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sensu

  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

  • Would like to see non-computer deployment agent - such as Synology.
  • Since it's mainly reporting, this isn't necessary improvement, but it would be good if it can receive data - so in case we can't ping a machine, maybe use Watchman as a backdoor - but that would go against it's main principles.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sensu

Sensu 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture.However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it.The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sensu

Have used New Relic and Sematext Cloud for APM and for tracking over days and visualizing the issues. But those are very expensive as compared to Sensu.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Sensu

  • Standing up the Sensu Go server took very little effort.
  • Setting up and maintaining the build processes and deployment logic for Sensu assets and checks was somewhat exhausting and resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
  • The limited web interface resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

  • I've been using it since the day it came out - there have so many times where a machine has had an error reported by Watchman that we've been able to save the client before something terrible happened.
  • The ROI is there - you can easily resell this product to your clients, or wrap it into your product offering.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sensu

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Sensu Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Watchman Monitoring

General

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

Watchman Monitoring Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Watchman Monitoring$79.001
Watchman Monitoring$199.002
Watchman Monitoring$299.003
  1. Up to 25 Devices
  2. Up to 1500 Devices
  3. Over 1500 Devices
SaaS Edition
Watchman Monitoring$79.001
Watchman Monitoring$199.002
Watchman Monitoring$299.003
  1. Up to 25 Devices
  2. Up to 1500 Devices
  3. Over 1500 Devices
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sensu
5.9
Watchman Monitoring
10.0

Support Rating

Sensu
3.0
Watchman Monitoring

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