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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue.""Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc.""Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment.""Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."

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"Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""The solution is pretty stable."

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"The most valuable feature is the flexible discovery mechanism.""They have also accommodated many state-of-the-art technologies like Docker and ZooKeeper.""The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training."

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Cons
"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions.""There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way.""Their pricing model needs improvement.""In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."

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"We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more."

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"The inclusion of a feature to show a graphical view of the network would be a helpful improvement.""There is room for improvement with the administrative part. They introduced Control Center to manage things in Zenoss 5. The services that Zenoss provides remained the same, but the administrative part, since they introduced Docker, etc., has become a little complex""It would be ideal if the product offered sound alerts."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing model could be improved. We love that you can use it for free for looking at NetApp products. You only need licenses to look at non-NetApp products, but as soon as you do that, you start utilizing licenses that actually would have been free in the public. So, there is a bit of an anomaly in the licensing model.""Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."

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"Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."

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"It is very cost-effective compared to the tools I worked with in the past. The company is gaining a lot with respect to the cost factor. It provides agentless monitoring and in a very cheap way."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time… more »
Top Answer: Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an… more »
Top Answer: As I went through learning the querying, it could have been a little more intuitive. I'm still fresh into the system. In… more »
Top Answer: The solution is pretty stable.
Top Answer: There is the Nagios Core, which is free. Then, of course, you have the Nagios XI, which is paid. I found that lately… more »
Top Answer: The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the… more »
Top Answer: In my experience, I worked with many monitoring software, but the one that gave me the most functionalities of a… more »
Top Answer: The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training.
Top Answer: The product offers both a community and enterprise-level version. I've deployed both.
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Overview

NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

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.

Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) is a hybrid IT monitoring platform that allows enterprise companies to monitor everything, including compute, storage, network, converged infrastructure, applications and unified communications systems. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to today's constantly changing data centers and cloud infrastructures, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business outcomes.

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Remotely Monitor and Optimize Your IT Operations

Monitor and optimize all your organization's infrastructure even while working from home. Sign up for the 30-day trial to see how NetApp Cloud Insights helps to maintain availability, optimize cloud spend, and identify data security threats.

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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.
2degrees, Rackspace, State of North Dakota, El Paso Independent School District, NWN Corporation
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company22%
Financial Services Firm11%
Non Tech Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise32%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,057 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nagios XI is ranked 18th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while Zenoss Service Dynamics is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 8.0, while Zenoss Service Dynamics is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zenoss Service Dynamics writes "Good user experience with an easy initial setup and good documentation". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core and SolarWinds NPM, whereas Zenoss Service Dynamics is most compared with Zabbix, SCOM, Splunk, SolarWinds NPM and ScienceLogic. See our Nagios XI vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics report.

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