Reviews (1-4 of 4)
February 22, 2019
Score 5 out of 10
For the past 5 years, Foglight has been used across several teams in our organization, to include primarily our Infrastructure and Operations department and Business Applications teams. Only recently have we started to migrate away from Foglight for more advanced tools in the APM space. At the moment, we still heavily rely on Foglight for Database monitoring and management. It excels at Database monitoring. We have not found another tool that can compete with that functionality.
- Database monitoring
- Database management suite
- Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
- GUI interface is difficult to navigate
- No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
- We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
Read Aletha Diaz's full review
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.
February 07, 2019
Score 8 out of 10
Foglight NMS is used by my company to monitor nodes both internally and cloud-based. It is a very flexible application that features connectivity to devices and server by SSH, SNMP, WMI, and even agents for Linux and Windows machines. The agents come in handy when it is not feasible to have the Foglight NMS server pull data from the remote node, the agent helps by pushing the metrics data back to the mothership.
- 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.
- While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
- The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
- I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Read Roger Mialkowski's full review
Foglight NMS is great for up to about 1000 interfaces (a switch may have 48, a server may have 4), that's how they license the product. Being that the application and database are stored on the same server, the deployment costs are affordable. After about 1000 interfaces getting monitored, one may want to consider stepping up to a more robust product that offers higher availability/redundancy.
March 27, 2017
Score 9 out of 10
Foglight is used by our IT and Lit Support departments to manage in-house internal software, applications, documents review and production platforms, and hosted applications/files as well. It is used to monitor performance across all systems and platforms such that issues are easily prevented or combatted and do not lead to interruptions in productivity, particularly in the areas of document review, coding, and production.
Read Jaime L. Regan's full review
Foglight is particularly helpful when you have multiple platforms, software solutions, or applications running across a variety of networks. It allows users to pinpoint potential problems across these fields and combat them to minimize disruption to the technology itself. The alerts are generally almost instantaneous which allows swift responses and low business interruption.
Foglight is being used in our company to help our IS department to monitor our applications and infrastructure. It helps us to address from End User issues, application, vmware and database. It also help us to quickly be notified through integration with xMatters on important issues happening in our environment.
- VMWare Monitoring
- Custom use of scripts and dashboard
- Performance Analysis for Database
- Remote Monitoring for Linux and Windows.
- A common complaint I hear from our users is that it has a confusing UI.
- For End User monitoring it requires a good time troubleshooting "network issues", creating the right filters and make sure you are receiving the right information which sometimes is not straight forward to figure out.
- Had issues in the past for Foglight firing false alarms monitoring Weblogic Application Servers, it required a lot of customization to adjust those metrics. Although those are no longer a issue with their latest release of the cartridge for application servers.
Read Anderson Costa's full review
Foglight brought us a great value monitoring our Linux vmWare environment, very easy to use and implement and valuable script customization to integrate with our notification tool.
Foglight Scorecard Summary
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.
Categories: Cloud Analytics, Container Management, IT Infrastructure Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring, Storage Management, Virtualization Management, Database Performance Monitoring
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