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SiteScope (formerly HP SiteScope) is an application performance monitoring tool, acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.While not a "one stop shop", HP SiteScope is a highly customizable monitoring and alerting solution.In my previous role, HP SiteScope was critical for us in our business. We mainly used it for monitoring, alerting, and notifying on the different servers and I.T. infrastructure equipment. It was definitely a necessity to have SiteScope up and running at all times so that we would be alerted in the event of another system or server having an issue or a problem. SiteScope was mainly used by the I.T. Infrastructure team. However, other internal teams did make use of its specific alerting capabilities as SiteScope is very customizable. The main business problem that SiteScope addressed was "how do we get alerts, notifications, and/or emails when there are true issues in our environment?" SiteScope was flexible enough to satisfy being the answer to this question. I will say this, that it, in and of itself, was not the sole solution, but rather a piece of our overall greater monitoring and alerting solution.,Custom monitors with custom thresholds, timing, polling, and many other configuration options. Custom ways to alert and notify. Of course you have email and text message capabilities, but SiteScope also allows for specific messages and variables within those messages to be sent out so that your alert is data filled and you can know exactly what is going on and why you received that specific alert. Monitor templates for quick and rapid deployment of one's standard set of monitors. Easy ability to "copy" and "paste" monitors so there is no need to re-create from scratch. Scripting. SiteScope also allows for custom scripts to be called from specific alerting triggers. This allows for HUGE and POWERFUL customization and automation through SiteScope. You can easily have scripts that "take action" on a specific alert so you don't have to!! Very easy to use in my opinion. Learning curve is very short and you can master this system fairly quickly for all of the depth of customization that it offers.,SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components. For example, SiteScope cannot monitor things like power supplies failing, failed hard drives (it DOES monitor disk space), array controllers, etc. SiteScope does not offer cascading alerting. By that I mean that alerting is an all or nothing type of thing. It does NOT offer this example of a kind of configuration: alert tier 1, if no response, then alert tier 2. It is only capable of alerting 1 to many emails. So if you are looking for that type of cascading logic to alerting, you may want to look elsewhere. There is no mobile application that I know of. So, you are limited to email and text message alerting unless you link it to some other application that does that sort of thing.,8,A positive is that SiteScope has allowed us to be alerted and respond quicker in the event of issues. A positive is that SiteScope does have reporting capabilities on monitoring history. You are able to look back and see trends of different monitors and therefore able to adjust your environment accordingly. This could potentially allow you to "downsize" different servers in regard to memory, disk space, CPU, or others. A negative is that it is not a one stop shop solution. Unless you are all virtual and have no need to monitor physical components, then you will need something else along side this. A negative is that there is no real true discovery. Not like others you may have sampled (i.e. Solar Winds). The plus in that is that you monitor exactly what you want with no plethora of other junk you may not want. The "negative" is that you must set up all the monitors. I know I did mention the templates and copy/paste features, although it can be streamlined, it is still a manual process for each server.,SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, WhatsUp Gold and VMTurbo Operations Manager,Creating monitors Editing alert configuration Monitor templates,No,8HP SiteScope - Brief overviewHP SiteScope was used as one of the enterprise wide monitoring tools. The primary purpose was for web/URL related monitoring for internal and external websites. The tool would alert if any website is down. Also, the tool was used for agentless monitoring for CPU, memory and disk of servers where an agent cannot be installed.,URL based monitoring Remote monitoring for CPU, memory and disk Log monitoring,The tool doesn't have much visibility for JavaScript heavy web pages for URL monitors. The Java version to run the tool has issues sometimes with running the application. The reporting function needs some improvement.,9,The tool is quite user intuitive and easy to learn. The tool is quite stable and doesn't require a lot of maintenance. The tool cannot monitor JavaScript heavy pages properly.,IBM Tivoli Monitoring, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and Aternity Workforce APM,IBM Tivoli Monitoring, CA Unified Infrastructure Management, CA SpectrumSiteScope a rock solid Application for real time performance monitoringWe are currently using HP Sitescope mostly to emulate a user using VuGen LoadRunner Scripts to log into our website to ensure our products are online. We also are using some of the monitors to verify services are running.,SiteScope emulates users with the use of scripts and without fail it has alerted us to potential application issues.,SiteScope could be a bit more user friendly. The interface is very "clunky" and slow. It is also difficult sometimes to find what you are looking for.,7,Sitescope does exactly what it was purchased for. It may take some time to set it up but once its set up it is a rock solid product.,SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor,HP System Management, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor,No,Product Features Existing Relationship with the Vendor,I wouldnt. I would purchase SitesScope without evaluating other products. Sometimes you just stick with a solid performer.Best infrastructure monitoring tool that companies can useWe are using HP sitescope as one of the monitoring tool for alerts along with splunk. We use it along with shell scripts that will be triggered through Sitescope and send alerts based on the response. Splunk is not designed particularly for infrastructure monitoring and with Sitescope we have default monitoring for CPU processes, memory etc. We also do JVM monitoring with Sitescope which is difficult to do with splunk.,All the infrastructure monitoring things are preexisting and we don't need to set up anything additional when using HP Sitescope. We have monitors for ps, CPU, etc., for our application. HP Sitescope can also run the custom scripts in our servers and send an alert based on the output. For example, we are running one custom script with HP sitescope to monitor large size files and send an alert if they exceed the threshold. Sitescope will have logs as well which can then be forwarded to splunk to draw graphs in splunk for the dashboard. For example, ps is very expensive in splunk and it was disabled. So we are sending that stat from HP sitescope and have a splunk dashboard to show the memory of that process over time.,Sitescope is particularly used for infrastructure monitoring. Other kinds of monitors cannot be set using HP sitescope. Sitescope cannot have graphs like splunk which is why we have splunk as well which is an additional cost for the company. We can't have a direct regex operations on data inside HP sitescope. We need to have the logs placed as a single log and then do that.,8,Checking processes using a ps command and other indexing steps is very expensive in splunk. Infrastructure monitoring is no more an issue for our company after getting HP sitescope.,Nagios,Informatica Data Quality, PowerCenter
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February 17, 2016

Review: "While not a "one stop shop", HP SiteScope is a highly customizable monitoring and alerting solution."

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In my previous role, HP SiteScope was critical for us in our business. We mainly used it for monitoring, alerting, and notifying on the different servers and I.T. infrastructure equipment. It was definitely a necessity to have SiteScope up and running at all times so that we would be alerted in the event of another system or server having an issue or a problem.

SiteScope was mainly used by the I.T. Infrastructure team. However, other internal teams did make use of its specific alerting capabilities as SiteScope is very customizable.

The main business problem that SiteScope addressed was "how do we get alerts, notifications, and/or emails when there are true issues in our environment?" SiteScope was flexible enough to satisfy being the answer to this question. I will say this, that it, in and of itself, was not the sole solution, but rather a piece of our overall greater monitoring and alerting solution.
  • Custom monitors with custom thresholds, timing, polling, and many other configuration options.
  • Custom ways to alert and notify. Of course you have email and text message capabilities, but SiteScope also allows for specific messages and variables within those messages to be sent out so that your alert is data filled and you can know exactly what is going on and why you received that specific alert.
  • Monitor templates for quick and rapid deployment of one's standard set of monitors. Easy ability to "copy" and "paste" monitors so there is no need to re-create from scratch.
  • Scripting. SiteScope also allows for custom scripts to be called from specific alerting triggers. This allows for HUGE and POWERFUL customization and automation through SiteScope. You can easily have scripts that "take action" on a specific alert so you don't have to!!
  • Very easy to use in my opinion. Learning curve is very short and you can master this system fairly quickly for all of the depth of customization that it offers.
  • SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components. For example, SiteScope cannot monitor things like power supplies failing, failed hard drives (it DOES monitor disk space), array controllers, etc.
  • SiteScope does not offer cascading alerting. By that I mean that alerting is an all or nothing type of thing. It does NOT offer this example of a kind of configuration: alert tier 1, if no response, then alert tier 2. It is only capable of alerting 1 to many emails. So if you are looking for that type of cascading logic to alerting, you may want to look elsewhere.
  • There is no mobile application that I know of. So, you are limited to email and text message alerting unless you link it to some other application that does that sort of thing.

SiteScope is definitely well suited in an HP server environment. It is also well suited for virtual server environments. It is also well suited for those who are happy with email and text based message alerting.

It may not be appropriate in other environments where monitoring physical components is critical. Because HP SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components, it does fall short of being able to be a "one stop shop solution" in regard to monitoring. It is not well suited for those looking for logic in how alerts are sent and cascade to other people or groups.

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February 29, 2016

User Review: "HP SiteScope - Brief overview"

Score 9 out of 10
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HP SiteScope was used as one of the enterprise wide monitoring tools. The primary purpose was for web/URL related monitoring for internal and external websites. The tool would alert if any website is down. Also, the tool was used for agentless monitoring for CPU, memory and disk of servers where an agent cannot be installed.
  • URL based monitoring
  • Remote monitoring for CPU, memory and disk
  • Log monitoring
  • The tool doesn't have much visibility for JavaScript heavy web pages for URL monitors.
  • The Java version to run the tool has issues sometimes with running the application.
  • The reporting function needs some improvement.
It is well suited for remote/agentless monitoring. If installing an agent is not an option, then HP SiteScope is a great tool to use. All you need is to set up a user/service account to enable monitoring and start collection metrics.
It is not appropriate for a very large scale environment as the tool has some scalability issues.
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February 19, 2016

Review: "SiteScope a rock solid Application for real time performance monitoring"

Score 7 out of 10
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We are currently using HP Sitescope mostly to emulate a user using VuGen LoadRunner Scripts to log into our website to ensure our products are online. We also are using some of the monitors to verify services are running.
  • SiteScope emulates users with the use of scripts and without fail it has alerted us to potential application issues.
  • SiteScope could be a bit more user friendly.
  • The interface is very "clunky" and slow. It is also difficult sometimes to find what you are looking for.
SiteScope is very well suited to emulate users to log into sites. Any product can tell you whether a service is running but SiteScope can also perform performance metriocs on response tiles and alert if you fall above or below a threshold depending on how you set up the monitor.
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November 18, 2016

SiteScope Review: "Best infrastructure monitoring tool that companies can use"

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using HP sitescope as one of the monitoring tool for alerts along with splunk. We use it along with shell scripts that will be triggered through Sitescope and send alerts based on the response. Splunk is not designed particularly for infrastructure monitoring and with Sitescope we have default monitoring for CPU processes, memory etc. We also do JVM monitoring with Sitescope which is difficult to do with splunk.
  • All the infrastructure monitoring things are preexisting and we don't need to set up anything additional when using HP Sitescope. We have monitors for ps, CPU, etc., for our application.
  • HP Sitescope can also run the custom scripts in our servers and send an alert based on the output. For example, we are running one custom script with HP sitescope to monitor large size files and send an alert if they exceed the threshold.
  • Sitescope will have logs as well which can then be forwarded to splunk to draw graphs in splunk for the dashboard. For example, ps is very expensive in splunk and it was disabled. So we are sending that stat from HP sitescope and have a splunk dashboard to show the memory of that process over time.
  • Sitescope is particularly used for infrastructure monitoring. Other kinds of monitors cannot be set using HP sitescope.
  • Sitescope cannot have graphs like splunk which is why we have splunk as well which is an additional cost for the company.
  • We can't have a direct regex operations on data inside HP sitescope. We need to have the logs placed as a single log and then do that.
HP sitescope is mostly used if we need infrastructure monitoring. And in most companies, we have many servers and need to monitor their health and so Sitescope is a good buy for all such scenarios. It is not very useful when we want to have dashboards and depictions based on the data from Sitescope. We can't index the logs and create regex operations from those logs like we do in other monitoring tools.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (4)
8.0
Database monitoring (2)
6.2
Threshold alerts (4)
9.1
Predictive capabilities (3)
6.4
Application performance management console (3)
7.2
Collaboration tools (2)
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications (4)
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding (4)
7.7
Virtualization monitoring (3)
8.1
Server availability and performance monitoring (4)
8.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting (4)
7.1
IT Asset Discovery (2)
8.6

About SiteScope

SiteScope (formerly HP SiteScope) is an application performance monitoring tool, acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

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