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Cacti Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Cacti product overview

What is Cacti?

Cacti is an opensource RRDTool (Round Robin Database Tool) that enables you to input data and information feeds to the platform and Cacti® will automatically generate accurate graphs and diagrams based on the feeds. Cacti is free to download and comes complete with regular patch updates and mods. You can visit the website to donate to the Cacti developers.

Key benefits of using Cacti

  • Displays and graphs: By feeding data and information into Cacti the platform automatically takes the codes and creates real-time charts and displays to reflect the data.

  • Open source and free downloads: Cacti is 100% free to download and the software is accustom to regular patch updates and integrations - which are free to update on your software.

  • Data sources and gathering: All Cacti feeds can be modified and updated whenever you need. The code is completely transparent and you see exactly what Cacti® displays in the end product.

  • User management and displays: Cacti gives you complete customization of your graphs and management of data flow. Cacti generates the data in a matter of minutes giving you accurate diagrams and graphs.

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  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum

    Cacti pricing information

    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    4

    Starting from

    Free

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Cacti features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    4

    Total features

    5

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Monitoring
    User Management
    Charting
    Application Management
    Performance Management

    Functionality contenders

    Cacti users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    4

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    2

    2

    0

    0

    0

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Cacti Best Graph monitoring for ISP

    Reviewed a year ago

    when i work at ISP i use cacti too, and its easy to use, we use mixed devices from china, us etc, so function is not the same, especially MiB that not suitable to use with other monitoring too, but from this experence we use cacti, we build the custom MiB from devices and then import to cacti and we can monitor all the devices such as transmission devices mostly huawei product we need to build the custom template to monitor those devices.

    Pros

    easy to monitor the graph, its support all kind of devices, and sysadmin can build custom template for cacti too based on the MiB of the manufacture devices. graph are generate every 5min, not high load on the server performance, especially for ISP there have alot of customer. email notification is very good to send alert in case there have problem, or link down, also can automatically send email directly to customer as well the graph of their usage etc. weathermap plugin is powerful to let the system admin/network engineer to draw and connect devices and show the realtime traffic on the link.

    Cons

    its perfect already i have no comment about this.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Cacti, Excellent monitoring tool

    Reviewed a month ago
    Pros

    It is an excellent monitoring tool and easy to configure. Good tool for SNMPD and allows sending alerts via email of the services when they are not working.

    Cons

    Making updates can be complex and configuring plugin architecture is a bit complex and when sending alerts when a service is down sometimes it is not usually immediate

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Good tool for monitoring

    Reviewed 6 months ago
    Pros

    I've been using Cacti for years. Robust in that it does what it's supposed to do. Connects to all network devices that we have used.

    Cons

    Somewhat tricky user interface, especially when you have a lot of devices under management and when you want to focus on events in the past.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Cacti is Great

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Very useful I use it to graph my routers, switches and printers

    Pros

    The graphs,the ability to use SNMPv3 and the community which is of course FOSS

    Cons

    KB needs an update. Finding the right template you need can be a challenge

    Cacti FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Cacti offer?

    Cacti has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Free, Open Source


    Q. Who are the typical users of Cacti?

    Cacti has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Cacti support?

    Cacti supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Cacti offer an API?

    No, Cacti does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does Cacti offer?

    Cacti offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum

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