Nagios XI vs Spiceworks

Nagios XI is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews vs Spiceworks which is ranked 15th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Only Monitoring Tool You will Need". The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "The stability of the program is remarkably good, but it gets bogged down in an enterprise environment with over 2000 endpoints". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG. Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus. See our Nagios XI vs Spiceworks report.
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Pros
I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company.I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.BPI: It allows defining peripherals to map business criticality for efficient monitoring, as required.Nagios XI helped me to draw the network and check for system failures.The ability to set up templates and groups of checks, as well as customize the checks themselves.Since this is an open source technology, if we are capable of writing the plugins in any scripting language, this product allows us to monitor anything we want.You want to monitor a specific metric that nobody else has? You can do it even with the most basic of scripting skills, and you can always share it with the vast community of Nagios Exchange.Though I downplayed the administrative NCC GUI, this is by far the strongest aspect of the Nagios XI product.

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Tickets by e-mail, with actions by hastag.Helpdesk and inventory are both equally valuable, and they form the true core of the product.

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Cons
The product uses the backend as Perl and could be modified to a more lightweight solution like what's being offered by other vendors.The Configuration Wizard needs improvement, because not all vendors are present.Improve the documentation, examples, and best practices, therefore users can understand how to do things.Nagios XI can improve its GUI for users with a new look.The PNP4Nagios plugin not working easily with XI is an issue for me, because some open source monitoring plugins do not work out of the box. But in the end, you learn to live with it.The product could be optimized to improve the administrative user experience via the Nagios Core Configuration (NCC) GUI module.The reporting part should be made simpler. While we can obtain all the reports we need, we always have to create work-arounds to get them.

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The SNMP sniffer requires a lot of work to get right.They've also tried to integrate it with social logins, like Twitter and LinkedIn, and that type of login authentication has no place in a corporate application.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise.For the cost of the commercial product and support, and taking into account the open source characteristics of it, I believe it is difficult to a better value.You can grow into the higher-priced scale as they learn how to utilize the features for Nagios XI.The pricing is really cost efficient. The licensing is perpetual and can be renewed very easily.

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Overview
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.

From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
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Manufacturing Company
25%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Retailer
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Comms Service Provider
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Comms Service Provider
16%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
10%
University
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Manufacturing Company
13%
Retailer
9%
Construction Company
9%
Non Profit
9%
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Manufacturing Company
10%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Security Firm
9%
University
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Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
40%
Large Enterprise
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