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The features I've found the most useful are the plug-ins, the fact that you can connect almost everything to it. That's very useful.An excellent solution that is easy and intuitive to implement.The most valuable feature is its support for different types of devices, where it can use all of the equipment that you need.The most valuable feature is the dashboard, where I can have a single screen that provides a summary for hundreds of servers.This is a very good solution and it is simple to use, for any company.The most valuable feature is the monitoring of processes.

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The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual.It covers everything from end to end, from the standpoint of endpoint machines and the routers and switches. The switch port also comes there.The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface.The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.Technical support has always been great. They are very responsive. We've been satisfied with their level of support.The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes.The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.

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There's room for improvement in the visibility, and in the ability to extract information. Stuff like this should be more simple.They need more documentation for the plugins.I would like to see more customization in the network map because it is a bit tricky to use it.I would like a much easier GUI so that I can delete events and logs, which will free up a lot of space.I would like to see support for notification via SMS.The interface could be more user-friendly.

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Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable.It has covered everything, so no improvement is required at their end. The only thing is the price.SolarWinds needs to be improved such that it is on par with the leading products in the market.Complex and overly detailed setup.There needs to be more integration of widgets, especially for reporting purposes.Having more technical and support resources available in Saudi Arabia would be helpful.In terms of scalability, there is room for improvement. When you start monitoring, if you have so many interfaces and you're trying to monitor them at a faster interval, or a shorter interval, you get to a point where you need to request another node.It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is high with separate licensing for the product and support.The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $3,000 USD per year.This solution is very expensive, at approximately $5,000 USD when I purchased it, which is why I haven't upgraded my version in several years.We are using the free version of this solution.

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It is too expensive.It is not an expensive product.USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.I find that the pricing is acceptable.It is expensive.Some solutions are open source and free.We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.

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Overview

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase. Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Nagios XI is ranked 14th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 19 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Collects large amounts of data to monitor our network, switches, and firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Nagios XI is most compared with Nagios Core, Zabbix, Centreon, SCOM and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our Nagios XI vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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