Top 5 Monitoring Software Packages for the Enterprise

Elastic Stack

Elastic Stack is a great open source product that gives great log management. Elastic Stack is made up of three different products which creates ELK. Elasticsearch, provides search engine to help analyze data. Logstash, provides the pipeline to feed data into your Elasticsearch. Kibana, provides a graphical user interface to manage all aspects of the Elastic products. Elastic Stack also needs Beats, Beats ships data to Logstash and Elasticsearch. Other plugins can be installed for Security, Alerting, Monitoring, Reporting, and graphing. Elastic Stock is a very diverse product with many components that need to be configure to use.

Pros: Open Source makes it available for FREE to run on a management server. Logs are easy to find using the query search. The software package is very customizable for your environment and needs.

Cons: Open Source has its advantages and disadvantages; Elastic Stack is missing good support for this product. The installation is very time consuming and needs to be done correct or no logs will generate. Installation requires third party tools to create services to run on a Microsoft environment. No generic setup is setup with one click, the entire environment needs to be customized.

Stars: ***

Elastic Using ELK LogSearch

Elastic Using ELK LogSearch

Monitoring Software Packages for the Enterprise and most commonly used are:

  1. Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  2. Splunk
  3. Elastic Stack using ELK
  4. Amazon CloudWatch
  5. Sumo Logic

IT Support Miami’s review will cover the quality of logs, user interface, pros/cons, and give a star rating (1-5) to each of the five software’s.


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