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Valentin Höbel
Real User
Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Mar 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Icinga2 was designed to delegate, distribute and balance tasks between several nodes. I like the clustering feature and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I deploy this solution for customers; therefore, it didn't improve my organisation. Still, customers say that they like... more»

What needs improvement?

The modern Web GUI Icingaweb2, a separate product, though, has some issues when displaying data (such as downtimes).... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Icinga2 is free, but you can sign a support contract with the vendor.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I used Nagios 3.x and tested Check_MK. Both are great solutions. However, Icinga2 comes with the best scalability and... more»

What other advice do I have??

Icinga 2 is so flexible that it makes sense to either have some people read the docs and carefully evaluate all... more»
Pawel Jenner
Real User
system engineer with 11-50 employees
Apr 09 2018

What is most valuable?

* Macros * Possibility to connect it to Google Maps

What needs improvement?

Trap SNMP. I saw the documentation for Zabbix, that it has its own built-in product which handles SNMP traps, and there's nothing similar in Icinga or Nagios. I think this feature... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I previously used openNMS and Zenoss.

What other advice do I have??

When selecting a product, the most important criterion is functionality. If you have a static environment, you can use Icinga because it's very good. But if your environment is... more»
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Algarnon Stamps
Real User
Information Security Officer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2017

What do you think of Icinga?

Valuable Features: Network Services and Host Monitoring. Quick view of server status. • Improvements to My Organization: With Icinga 2's REST API, you can update your configurations on the fly or show live information about current problems on your custom dashboards. • Room for Improvement: Network Discovery capabilities would be extremely helpful. • Use of Solution: Three to five years. • Stability Issues: No. • Scalability Issues: No. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Never used, but I would assume excellent. The open source community is amazing for this product. • Previous Solutions: Nagios. Just wanted to try something new. • Initial Setup: Yes, simple install on Ubuntu Server 12.04, 14.04, or any LTS edition. • Pricing, Setup...

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What is Icinga?

Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.
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Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre

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