Stephens, Josh Josh.Stephens at
Fri Sep 30 18:29:43 UTC 2011

I'm obviously biased as I'm the Head Geek here at SolarWinds but if you need any help or guidance with our products feel free to ping me off list.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brandon Kim [ at] 
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 1:14 PM
To: mloftis at
Cc: nanog group
Subject: RE: events

Thank you! That's a bummer about the way they license their product.

All it takes is another "splunk" company to come out with something just as competitive....

I've been happy with my basic ManageEngine's syslog, but I may be looking at Solarwinds too...

> Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:36:58 -0600
> Subject: Re: events
> From: mloftis at
> To: at
> CC: pfunix at; harbor235 at; nanog at
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Brandon Kim
> < at> wrote:
> >
> > Is it really that expensive, and WORTH the expense?
> IMO, from price quotes I've gotten in the past, it's astronomically
> expensive.  As for worth it...depends.  If you're dealing with events
> for say payment processing systems, it might be.  But as a general use
> tool, it's way outside of being worth it.  You license based on the
> incoming bytes of logging data.  But you still have to buy the
> hardware to process it.  They also expect you to pay for that license
> time and time again.

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