Nagios XI Review

The product allows me to monitor a phone with address IP on a desk to very big servers of any company

What is our primary use case?

Actors: Administrators of datacenter and relationship: DataCenter, other actors, all the equipments on datacenters, servers, and applications.

How has it helped my organization?

With Nagios, I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company. Also, I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.

What is most valuable?

The community, Nagios XI is made on Nagios Core base, and the community makes plugins on almost any language of programming. Nagios is not owned by any brand.

The second feature is Nagios is very friendly, if you can customize the tool to the specific environment.

What needs improvement?

If you want the best security: Log Server is better. If you need in-depth networking, I recommend Network Analyzer. If you want any other implementation of Nagios, the best is Nagios Fusion.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You should be careful when you monitor many hardwares with many softwares, the performance of one license could be compromised. You need to manage more than one license if you have an infrastructure which is very large.

How are customer service and technical support?

10 out of 10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, I have used other solutions. I switched to Nagios, because Nagios is not linked with any brand that's independent. This is good because you can monitor any brand of switches, routers, servers, central phones, etc.

How was the initial setup?

The initial configuration is very easy. The complex is customizing the solution.

What about the implementation team?

We are an expert consultant, who implements for customers.

What was our ROI?

It's complicated answer this question, but the ROI depends on Datacenter

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Zenoss, Zabbix, SolarWinds, and other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

You will need an expert consultant for the best implementation.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Nagios XI
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We have a partnership with Nagios.
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