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Nimsoft - Your Business Team will love it after they discover that they may create their own Dashboards :)Nimsoft is currently the main monitoring tool for the company which I work for. It's being used by entire IT team, and some critical business units, that need to monitor their application's environment. We had a critical problem that was to show the incidents at the moment that they were happening, to a faster fix. Most of them were not just IT problems, but also business problems. And Nimsoft helped us to address them. The tools also allowed us to give the freedom to these teams to create their dashboards, mixing database and other application information, with their application. This freed us from most of the dashboard setup, that was something that the business team had the knowledge (sometimes they create little monsters, but that's another history). Also, it solved the typical email warning message, to lots of people. We started to create warning groups, based on the big set of rules that Nimsoft have, when needed and to the right people, even preventing to warn people when the message was an error that could be expected in some scenarios (a deploy of an application that was already being addressed, for example) or yet to warn also the managers in some situations.,Baseline Monitoring Multi-Tenant Speedup deploy Web Interface Business Dashboards Device History,The use of flash in Dashboards Integration with more alert options (Slack, for example), out of the box Fast deploy also in the mainstream Linux Distros.,8,Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards. If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly. IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?",Nagios, PRTG Network Monitor and ManageEngine IT360,PRTG Network Monitor, ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance, VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Manager, Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls, Windows Server, HP Data Protector, Trend Micro OfficeScan, Eset Smart Security
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May 03, 2018

Review: "Nimsoft - Your Business Team will love it after they discover that they may create their own Dashboards :)"

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Nimsoft is currently the main monitoring tool for the company which I work for. It's being used by entire IT team, and some critical business units, that need to monitor their application's environment. We had a critical problem that was to show the incidents at the moment that they were happening, to a faster fix. Most of them were not just IT problems, but also business problems. And Nimsoft helped us to address them.

The tools also allowed us to give the freedom to these teams to create their dashboards, mixing database and other application information, with their application. This freed us from most of the dashboard setup, that was something that the business team had the knowledge (sometimes they create little monsters, but that's another history). Also, it solved the typical email warning message, to lots of people. We started to create warning groups, based on the big set of rules that Nimsoft have, when needed and to the right people, even preventing to warn people when the message was an error that could be expected in some scenarios (a deploy of an application that was already being addressed, for example) or yet to warn also the managers in some situations.
  • Baseline Monitoring
  • Multi-Tenant
  • Speedup deploy
  • Web Interface
  • Business Dashboards
  • Device History
  • The use of flash in Dashboards
  • Integration with more alert options (Slack, for example), out of the box
  • Fast deploy also in the mainstream Linux Distros.
Well Suited:
- Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.)
- When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data)

Less appropriate:
- If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application)
- If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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