Tim HuerterSenior Networking Consultant at S&L
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Open-source solutions like this can be very cost effective for an organization looking for a product that they can quickly implement, as there is no initial cost and there are no license renewal fees. However, it is important to take into consideration some of the related costs that may come along as needed, such as training, support, and product enhancements."
"The pricing starts at around 5000 euro. However, this depends on: Your environment, the size of your host, how many hosts you have, how many remote pollers you have, and if you want to use the Monitoring Business Intelligence or Centreon MAP functionalities."
"You purchase a package. You have a support contract (there is also a platinum support contract) and it is per module. That means you have to pay, e.g., for the MBI module or the BAM module. Or, if you want to save a lot of money, you can pay for IMP, which is the complete package."
"If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good."
"Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."
"The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
"Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."
"Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."
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XClarity Orchestrator provides a single interface to monitor and manage all devices (including chassis, servers, switches, and storage) that are managed through an existing resource manager.
Centreon is ranked 8th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 9 reviews while Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator is ranked 63rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring. Centreon is rated 8.8, while Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Centreon writes "If a connection is broken or disrupted, the remote server will obtain a view of your environment and server availability". On the other hand, Centreon is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Nagios Core, PRTG Network Monitor and Icinga, whereas Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator is most compared with HPE OneView, Nutanix Prism and Cisco Intersight.
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