Monit Alternatives

    Monit is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Monit for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Netdata, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Monit are Nagios (Freemium, Open Source), Datadog (Paid), Munin (Free, Open Source) and Cabot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 6, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Cabot is a free, open-source, self-hosted infrastructure monitoring platform that provides some of the best features of PagerDuty, Server Density, Pingdom and Nagios without their cost and complexity.


    5. Cacti is a 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.
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    6. Checkmk is a monitoring tool of servers, applications, networks, cloud, containers, storage, databases, IoT and more. Checkmk is available as Raw Edition, which is 100% pure open source, and as Enterprise Edition with a lot of additional features.
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    7. SaaS monitoring tool for linux servers and websites. Think up-time robot but with more features. You can monitor your linux hosts, windows hosts under development.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Android
      Zenoss (Zenoss Core) is an open source application, server and network management platform based on the Zope application server.
    8. Easy to use configuration web interface for nagios and neamon. openITCOCKPIT is a perfomant monitoring system with support for distributed monitoring (Satellites), REST API, nice dashboards, maps, graphs and a modular concept for easy customization.
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