Originally Posted by samash
what did you think of the capacity planning and root cause analysis of Zyrion? We are currently using SolarWinds but that product is fairly limited to our needs. Looking for something a little more robust.
We have been using Zyrion's product, and I would classify it as the "next step up" from basic products like SolarWinds or WhatsUp. We were outgrowing our SolarWinds basic monitoring functionality, and past experience with Nagios and similar open-source solutions showed that it took too much time and effort to manage (hidden costs). The other options like HPOV & BMC frankly terrify us because of their legendary deployment costs, but we might be biased.
We were looking for a monitoring solution for our 200+ router/server environment to replace Solarwinds (yes, i realize SolarWinds can monitor thousands of devices, but our needs were evolving from basic monitoring to requirements like capacity planning, SLA reports, custom application monitoring, etc). We found 4-5 products which we could classify as enterprise level without the heavy deployment baggage of OpenView. We looked at Zyrion, Nimsoft and one "open source commercial" product. We selected Zyrion Traverse
and have been happy with our decision (especially its service container functionality), but i suggest doing a quick download and evaluation - IMHO if you are going to be stuck with a product for 5+ years, might as well spend 5 days evaluating it.