Cacti Alternatives

    Cacti is described as 'complete frontend to RRDTool, it stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Cacti for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Zabbix, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cacti are Netdata (Free, Open Source), Nagios (Freemium, Open Source), Datadog (Paid) and LibreNMS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Gather and analyze accurate statistics and performance metrics, visualize it, get notified about current and potential issues without delay, and take advantage of our time-tested professional development and support.
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      Most users think Zabbix is a great alternative to Cacti.
    2. Infrastructure-wide health monitoring & performance troubleshooting in one place. Collaborate in the same place as relevant data from your systems and applications, reducing mean time to acknowledge (MTTA), & mean time to resolution. (MTTR).
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    3. Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.
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      Most users think Nagios is a great alternative to Cacti.
    4. Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev & Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into a unified view of IT infrastructure. 120+ Integrations!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • JavaScript
      • PHP
      LibreNMS is an autodiscovering PHP/MySQL based network monitoring system forked from Observium. LibreNMS aims to be easy to use, painless to deploy, and support monitoring of a wide range of devices.


    5. An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.
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    6. Cloud based network monitoring software that allows you to monitor servers, virtual machines, cloud and websites.
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    7. Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.
    8. Enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes.
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    9. Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.
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