Open Source Cloud monitoring means any type of cloud service monitoring tool that has been built by any open source software or technology. There are many open source Cloud monitoring tools that are used by Clients using Public Cloud vendors:
● Observium Community.
● Pandora FMS.
Let us go through them all:
Prometheus: Data Gathering and analysis based on time-series data is the primary solution for open source monitoring. This is the best Open Source Cloud Monitoring tool as it can audit the bandwidth of network usage. The PromQL system inspects data and allows you to make plots, tables and other graphics on the system.
Zabbix: This open-source software is mostly recommended because of its easy-to-use interface. It stores the data in a relational database for well-organised processing. Zabbix can do the following tasks:
● Network Monitoring.
● Server Monitoring.
● Cloud Monitoring.
● Application Monitoring.
● Service Monitoring.
Nagios: This open-source cloud monitoring tool was launched in 1999. As an added feature, this tool helps to integrate with third-party apps using a plugin. There are enough plugins made for it since it is an old tool. It can inspect or monitor a variety of web servers, middleware and many more.
Riemann: This is the best tool for distributed systems primarily. It has very low remission as the processing system can collect metrics from different types of distributed systems. It can handle millions of queries every second.
Sensu: Sensu is actually a full-stack monitoring tool. This tool can monitor any types of services like applications, servers and reports on business KPIs. This tool is special as it doesn’t require any other type of workflow and supports all types of OS (including Windows, Linux and other
Icinga: This tool is the best option when it comes to checking the attainability or the presentation of the network. Via a simple web interface, a firm can not only host the full network architecture but also keep an eye on the applications. With every type of device, Icinga is so flexible and easy to construct. For BPM (business process modelling) and cloud environment of vSphere, there are few Icinga modules left for this type of typical monitoring.
Cacti: This tool, which is built on the basis of RRD Tool’s data classification and plotting system, is called Cacti. To collect information on different devices on networks, this tool uses the functionality of data gathering. This encompasses the potential to create pattern scripts for gathering data along with the potential for SNMP polling. It then shows the information in the form of understandable plots, which can be set up as per the firm’s requirements.
LibreNMS: LibreNMS is a well-known open-source cloud monitoring tool as this gives the facility of utilising every type of network protocol to keep an eye on the network. This tool can recover, manage and plot the data collected by it. Along with that, it also facilitates scalability, which in turn helps to grow the monitoring abilities along with your network. A Flexible and Custom-made alerting system has been presented by LibreNMS to communicate with the client with which the firm is comfortable. LibreNMS
offers its own IOS and Android operating system.
Observium Community: In this free version of Observium Community, clients or the firm can keep an eye on an unlimited number of devices along with the extraordinary facility of mapping provided by Observium Community. This tool features the discovery of programmed, connected devices. It also
double-checks the discovery protocols to confirm that the map is the latest or the old one. By this, the client can keep footprints of new devices as they one by one get connected with the network.
Pandora FMS: Pandora FMS, helps businesses to track their whole IT structure. It monitors the network and simultaneously features the Unix, Windows servers and Interfaces, which are actually virtual. It really enhances some of its best features like SNMP support, network latency, along with system overload. These agents can be installed on the devices to check the temperature and the overheating
issues. Along with this logfile, happenings can also be checked through these agents.
Zabbix monitoring tool is available as a default offering for Public cloud customers of E2E Cloud. But, customers are free to use any of the above monitoring tools if they are comfortable with them. It is important to conduct your research before opting for the correct cloud monitoring tool.