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Foglight review by <span>Salman Q.</span>
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Monitor the components which effects Product's performance.

What do you like best?

the best thing about this product i like most is "Real-time email and alerts" because it provides some really good help to fix problems and issues on time. Even most tools provide reports to some extent but this tools have some nice interface for history reporting.

What do you dislike?

Cost is expensive. But with the features we get things sort out. I will recommend please train your technical team on it before using it so that investment on this can bring maximum return. Little improvement in customization modules is needed. Currently available system works perfectly but improvement will add more power to it.

If you have no issue with cost you gonna like it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Usually there are many tools available. One works better for . NET one's performance is fabulous with JAVA. But believe me foglight is best across multiple technologies. It helped out little company to create a better user experience. Even there is a lot improvemts required in Customization. But the available one are still best to serve their needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We now have very better history reporting. we can respond to errors in lesser time. and yes it helped us in increasing our revenues.

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Foglight review by <span>Anish D.</span>
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Dell-Foglight

What do you like best?

This is great end user monitoring tool that helps capturing both performance and content for every transaction by each and every user. It provides great facility to replay what user has gone through during his web session which greatly helps in detecting problem areas and troubleshoot defects.

Also, it collects full data from network and browser which is useful in tracking user activity, keyboard/ mouse and navigation events.

What do you dislike?

This is tough to learn by naive users and organisation need to provide sessions before starting with it.

It is good for large organisations where there are large web application in productions and to monitor and analyse them is a daily hectic task.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is good web monitoring tool for large organisations that provides end to end analysis results which helps on troubleshooting and providing good solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We as a service company provides web services to clients and we try to ensure that we have properly tested them for bug free product delivered to client which is high in quality. Also, we provide maintenance of our already released old services for web clients.

What Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution do you use?

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Foglight review by <span>Samrat M.</span>
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Foglight : A real-time desktop/laptop side monitoring tool for remote servers

What do you like best?

I have used Foglight for Windows based servers (typically Oracle EPM services are on these with an OBIEE or SmartView front end for reporting) and traditional Linux/Unix platforms and both versions have exceeded my expectations in terms of its instant alerting capability with a visual interface unlike any other server monitoring application.

What do you dislike?

To be honest, very little to dislike as it also tells you which processes (including its details, ports being used etc) are causing a resource contention in the server. However, while it serves to report this information consistently well, the capability to remediate the problem through the tool itself is a bit limited. However, this is not a major negative as most monitoring tools (free or paid software) need the remediation outside of the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We have tried using Oracle Enterprise Manager for server resources monitoring but found that the alerting capabilities on Foglight to be far better. We switched on to FogLight since.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application stability, timely reporting of resource contention while using this tool helped keep business continuity and confidence on the existing on premise applications consistently high.

Foglight review by <span>Shipra K.</span>
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Must for every large application

What do you like best?

SQL PI, Performance Tree,Deadlock and blocking history are best features that gives controls of all activity running on DB server. DB alarms and reports are also good features. It will always alert you when Deadlocks starts in DB.

What do you dislike?

No feature to display all related queries of a particular user action in application. Dashboard does not show the all required activities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must for mission critical application. It will always alert you before the issue occurs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application production and performance monitoring.

Foglight review by <span>Andy T.</span>
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Foglight is our chosen monitoring software and capacity planning for all our customers servers

What do you like best?

As we host a number of customer servers and databases, Foglight is a great monitoring tool to alert us for performance degradation and capacity planning, this allows us immediate alerting to our support team as well as our customers. Foglight has become our support teams first point of call for any reported performance issues.

What do you dislike?

It took a while to to get everything configured and setup, the networking confirmation isn't as straight forward as we had hoped, and the user interface is a bit unfriendly to use and could do with a redesign.

There are too many different variations of the Foglight product which makes it difficult to configure and expensive to cover all systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Foglight made monitoring our customers software and hardware much easier, it is very stable software, which can reliable monitor and alert before any disasters.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted a single monitoring system that could monitor all our customers servers and provide instant alerting, as well as provide capacity planning. Foglight allowed us to do this with additional benefits of database monitoring, without the need to monitor foglight itself as it is a very robust piece of software.

Foglight review by <span>Jacob L.</span>
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Everything you want at your fingertips

What do you like best?

Whilst vSphere vCenter does give you alerts and performance metrics, it's up to you to make sense of it. This is where Foglight steps in. Foglight is brilliant in the way it helps you understand your environment. It can point out performance concerns quite quickly such as high CPU wait times, memory ballooning, wasted disk space from orphaned VMDK's and zombie VM's.

What do you dislike?

We are currently using Foglight for Virtualization Standard. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued and the only option now is Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise which is more expensive. This is a negative, as even though Enterprise is much more advanced, Standard fit our needs much better. One other thing to note is that Standard requires Java for some functions, however Enterprise is complete Java-free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We are using Standard, which is no longer available. Enterprise is great, however, you need a fairly specific use case and environment size to use it. If not, the return on investment may not be likely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Foglight to pinpoint performance issues and bottlenecks, as well as minimize waste. The reporting functionality is quite good and we can even schedule cleanups. We have saved a fairly large chunk of time by seeing all this information in a single pane of glass and then being able to act on it easily and effectively.

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