Alerting systems, Logicmonitor and/or alternatives

Dorance Martinez Cortes dorancemc at
Wed Jan 28 21:21:56 UTC 2015

Hi Jay,

I have experience with nagios and cacti, now I'm experimenting with logic
monitor and observium. The observium is a great tool to discover your
network devices but don't have great graphics and don't have any alarm
system, but you can get a lot of information about your network devices,
connections, ip address, protocols and configurations. Logic Monitor is a
new tool for me, but without comparison with nagios, they have well
support, but some times you need time to create personal data-points
because they don't have recognising for all devices.

Nagios could require time for implementation and experience with command
line and snmp. not is a expensive tool only if you don't want pay for it.
But the nagios XI is a great tool with lot of functions, automatización
process,  graphics, and capacity planning. You can try with nagios xi with
network analyzer.

If you don't have budget maybe nagios core and observium can offer a great

For comercial solution, I recommend you nagios xi and nagios network

2015-01-28 13:06 GMT-05:00 Jay Hennigan <jay at>:

> I know that this topic has been kicking around for at least a decade,
> but wanted to get current opinions of other network operators. Most of
> us have explored Nagios, MRTG, and several front-ends for MRTG.
> We are looking into a new player in the space called Logicmonitor. They
> have a very functional and easy to navigate front end and configuration
> tool, and I very much like the look-and-feel of their product.
> What I don't like is that they only offer it as a cloud-based service.
> Internal probes tie in to a "collector" which we maintain. The collector
> then phones home over the Internet to their hosted service periodically
> and they remotely analyze the data and generate alerts, plot graphs, etc.
> From a technical standpoint this adds more points of failure in series,
> will cause missed alerts if their cloud-based service goes down (who is
> guarding the guards?) will cause false alarms if their service is still
> up but can't reach the collector, and doesn't give us a full view under
> the hood.
> Of course their sales guys are giving us "Our time and energy is
> dedicated to reliability" and "professionally managed multi-carrier
> highly secure data centers" language to encourage the warm fuzzies.
> From a scalability standpoint we incur ever-increasing recurring costs
> as we grow and add monitored devices and services.
> What's the collective opinion here? Is anyone using them or a similar
> service? Are there non-cloud-based alternatives that are relatively easy
> to set up and manage? We've explored Zabbix, Nagios, MRTG and its
> various wrappers, and Intermapper. Anything else new on the horizon that
> has a GUI front-end that is configurable without a lot of scripting
> experience, etc.?
> We would love to buy something that works for us and pay a reasonable
> price for it, but I'm not particularly interested in the equivalent of
> renting a time-share in order to monitor our networks.
> --
> Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at
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Dorancé Martínez Cortés
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