We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs."
"The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want."
"The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment."
"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good."
"The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks."
"You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view."
"The solution is quite efficient."
"The most valuable features are the reports and the way it generates the report in a graphical manner."
"Other products are good but from the configuration point of view Nagios is really very lightweight. The price is really good in my opinion. Another important thing is that my Nagios engine still works with Dual core 8GB ram for the last 10 years."
"Duplication and compression work for data in a hybrid solution."
"The pricing is very good if you compare it to other competitors."
"I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations."
"The centralized management of Nutanix Prism is the best feature."
"The most valuable features are Prism Central and the Disaster Recovery."
"Nutanix Prism is very fast compared to VMware and whatever you need to do, you can do it quickly."
"Since we began using Nutanix the performance for virtual desktops is much better."
"The Clone and Snapshot features are two of the most valuable aspects of the solution for our organization. Rather than simply one-click automation the Snapshot and reverse Snapshot are great."
"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature."
"Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process."
"I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things."
"Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD."
"Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French."
"During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier."
"Bandwidth monitoring is the pain point for me because Nagios Core does not monitor bandwidth effectively like Cacti does."
"The scalability needs improvement, it's not scalable at this time."
"It would be nice if the company offered a sales or contract manager that was dedicated to our company so that we would have some sort of link to Nagios, and if we had issues or questions, we'd be able to contact them directly."
"I would like to see the capability to use FC SAN storage."
"The solution could be a bit more user-friendly. The dashboard and configuration should be much easier to use."
"Nutanix does not support all of the Linux distributions, so we have to use VMware in some cases."
"It would be ideal if there was more of a community around the solution so that it would be easier to learn things about the solution from other users."
"The price could be improved."
"I would like to have some cluster management tools included."
"No integration of commands to manage AHV."
"In the next release, I would like the ability to browse data stores."
"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."
"The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
"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."
"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 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."
"We are using the open-source, unpaid version."
"Nutanix Prism is priced better than some of the competing solutions."
"Compared to VMware, the price of this solution is great."
"This product is cheaper than using VMware."
"A lot of my customers complain about the price of renewals, so I think that this can be improved."
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Nagios Core is ranked 18th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while Nutanix Prism is ranked 4th in Virtualization Management Tools with 16 reviews. Nagios Core is rated 8.0, while Nutanix Prism is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Well priced, lightweight and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Prism writes "Simple to upgrade, no downtime, and the performance flow charts are excellent". Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Pandora FMS, OP5 Monitor and Icinga, whereas Nutanix Prism is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco UCS Manager, Nutanix Prism Pro, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and ServiceNow IT Operations Management. See our Nagios Core vs. Nutanix Prism report.
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