CA Spectrum vs Icinga

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 59 reviews vs Icinga which is ranked 23rd in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of Icinga writes "Satellite servers check their own zones and report back to the masters". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI and Centreon. See our CA Spectrum vs Icinga report.
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Pros
It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.​The stability of the product is key. It never breaks, really. The stability and reliability of the Spectrum product have been top-notch.​I can use it to detect whenever things go wrong on my network.

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Macros and the ability to connect it to Google Maps are valuable features.

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Cons
Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.Needs better integration with all the other products in the Agile suite of tools; anything they could do to make that less complex, would be great.If nobody else has said the documentation needs improvement, let's go there. I understand, you can either write about it or you can do it. And most of us would rather they do it, but now that they've done it, those of us that didn't do it, we need to go and find: "Where did they write about this to tell us how to do it?" That's always lacking.We have had one support issue that's been open for a couple of months, and it is currently open.

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It needs Trap SNMP. I saw the documentation for Zabbix, that it has its own built-in product which handles SNMP traps, and there's nothing similar in Icinga or Nagios. I think this feature is most important for me.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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OverviewCA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization. Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.
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Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediPuppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Insurance Company
9%
Transportation Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Retailer
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Healthcare Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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