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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Which features of Nagios do you find to be the most helpful? Which need improvement?Please share your experiences with the community - there are lots of people trying to decide…

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Chris Fisher
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Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Oct 24 2013
Everyone ends up using nagios or a derivative just because... well everyone else does. The size of your org really matters a lot with what you are doing here as Zabbix might fit you right or not at all. Lately I've been setting up nagios with a graphite back end for people. Then taking… more »
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George WenzelI'm not sure what you are trying to say in your first paragraph, you seem to b… more »
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Head of Development at a financial services firm with 500-5000 employees
Nov 05 2013
For years, I was using Nagios for server monitoring, but now I'm in the process of switching to Zabbix. I also use a third, much simpler system to monitor the main monitoring system. Here is a practical comparison of Nagios vs Zabbix: Zabbix Nagios Pros: Zabbix monitors all main protocols (… more »
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Marcus MechmannCould you please add the size of the test/PoC environment? That would be he… more »
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PatrikNice comparison but the point where you mark a database as a con is a bit weir… more »
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Sarath Pillai
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Nov 03 2013
Any internet based service company like for example web hosting, DNS hosting, Email-hosting, Cloud architectures, and even CDN networks have server's ranging from several hundreds to thousands. There might be different roles that are played by different servers that are geographically i… more »
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RobertButler
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IT Administrator at a media company with 5000+ employees
Oct 30 2013
I managed a web design and hosting company several years ago. When we began to experience the first of many growth spurts, we were adding servers to our infrastructure at a rate of one to three servers per quarter. Knowing the details about what was happening on all of those servers, as… more »
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Henry HuangI spend about 3 weeks vetting through 20+ open source monitoring solutions and… more »
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Franz Stancl
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CEO at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Oct 27 2013
We use Nagios because it does exactly what we need: Alert us when something is wrong and (with PNP) show some trend to figure out when or maybe how the problem started. The graphical output is for sure not state of the art, but we are not artists but rather techs ;) As a hosting business … more »
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Alin RaduNagios is a very useful tool for system administrators, which provide good mon… more »
IT Administrator at a cloud provider with 500-5000 employees
Oct 24 2013
I've used both Nagios and SolarWinds, although I haven't messed with nagios as much as solarwinds. Solarwinds had some nice features for monitoring and I learned a lot about it in the short time that I actually worked with it. Nagios just seems to work and when a server is down, I investiga… more »
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kapilmalik1983Can we use Solarwinds to monitor linux as well as solaris operating systesm? more »
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Nick Orlando
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Engineer at a manufacturing company with 500-5000 employees
Oct 24 2013
I have setup a Nagios server from scratch as well as worked with Solarwinds pretty extensively. From my perspective they are on two completely different playing fields. Nagios definitely has its place, it's free... and it works well in a smaller environment. Solarwinds is expensive but it… more »
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kapilmalik1983Had you faced any challenges in monitoring AS400 through Nagios? I am running … more »
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sandeep
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Senior Manager of Network at a tech company with 5000+ employees
Popular, cost effective, versatile Open Source NMS tool that requires some amount of exploration and effort by network admin Nagios Overview Nagios is a free Open source network monitoring system. It monitors Router, Switches, Servers, websites etc… for flaps and service interruption and bandwid… more »
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WissamAyadi
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Senior Manager of Engineering at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Pros: Nagios can be installed on a server with very low specifications, our main server has 512 MB RAM and 1 processor. As the open source version does not provide a configuration interface, for those who need easy administration of Hosts and services - it can be integrated into other web appl… more »
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FrancisM
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Head of Data Center at a higher education with 500-5000 employees
Pros: We started experimenting with Nagios six years ago to get a feel of it as a recommended network monitoring system. We tested other products like opennms, zabbix and zenoss but we finally decided to go for Nagios as it was very extensible. At that time, only Nagios could be configured to wor… more »
IT Administrator at a tech consulting company with 5000+ employees
Pros: Nagios is an open source monitoring tool for monitoring network services. Installation is quite easy and interface is user-friendly and configurable. We can monitor disk space, CPU utilization, memory usage, host availability, NFS availability and lot of other things. Due to its extensive … more »
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rorr
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Operations Expert at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Pros: Open source and very flexible. large ecosystem of tools and custom monitors built up around nagios. All configuration is text files, so it is easy to keep this in version control and generate new configs from other tools. Cons: Default interface is clunky and slow. Can be a steep learnin… more »
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WissamAyadiThe UI isn't slow, it would only be slow if the underlining OS hasn't been giv… more »
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