03 May 2022 05:42 AM - last edited on 17 May 2023 01:52 AM by Michal_Gebacki
Customer F5 is monitored by SolarWinds and the F5 guys are more than happy with it.
We have shown them the metrics, dashboards, and the ability to connect the dots between application and infrastructure and they look like they are interested in testing the extension but insist to stick with their own SolarWinds monitoring for their own needs 🙄.
Does anyone got some good points how and what to show within Dynatrace regarding the F5 that will drop their jaws and cause them to leave SolarWinds and move to Dynatrace 🤔?
Thanks in advance for your inputs
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@Yosi_Neuman I see great value when the F5 is used in calls of services monitored by OneAgent where Davis can seamlessly use the data and metrics in the root cause analysis.
It’s a tall order to expect the F5 admins to drop their jaws while looking at Dynatrace dashboards alone. As Julius summarized, Dynatrace value comes through a combination of app monitoring and correlated insights into the infrastructure that the app depends on.
Thanks @Julius_Loman & @Krzysztof_Ziemi for your prompt insight that confirmed our thoughts on this question.
All the best and stay safe
@Yosi_Neuman Please let me know if you every do manage to convince them. I've been trying for over a year to get my F5, Juniper, and Network teams over to Dynatrace. They won't budge for two reasons. 1) Dynatrace doesn't present the data as cleanly as other solutions like SolarWinds (the dashboards in Dynatrace aren't as good), making the data difficult for them to consume. 2) Configuration of entities, thresholds, and alerts is easier in other solutions
The only way we have found to drag those F5 guys to look at dynatrace was after problems where opened and DAVIS added F5 metrics to the anomaly root cause tile and questions started to be asked by NOC and developers guys. Prety much as @Julius_Loman wrote within the first reply.
For me the turn over is when ever you can show infrastructure metric in applicative view.