Icinga Overview

Icinga is the #22 ranked solution in our list of Infrastructure Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to Zabbix: Icinga vs Zabbix

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.
Icinga Buyer's Guide

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Icinga Customers

Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Icinga pricing:
  • "The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products."
  • "This is an open-source solution with paid support."
  • "It's an open-source solution."

Icinga Reviews

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System and Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Jun 24, 2019
Very basic and causes additional issues which we have to work around

What is our primary use case?

At this time we use Icinga to just do basic monitoring of our existing infrastructure. We are using SNMP Traps in all devices in addition so that when anything happens on the device it sends an SNMP alert. We can use this solution online or it can send us an email as well. We started troubleshooting that issue as soon as we saw it. Icinga has a reactive approach. I think the solution is forewarning us but we are looking for some solution which can take a proactive initiative as well. For example, if the CPU is going too high or the net visualization is less than 90%, we should get information… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "An affordable solution for small organizations to do basic network monitoring."
  • "The solution lacks many features important to higher-level IT management and network support."

What other advice do I have?

If you have a small infrastructure or a small number of devices that you want to monitor, then I think it's a good solution. If you have a lot of devices or an enterprise level installation that you want to monitor, I don't think that this solution can be entertained. I've been in IT infrastructure support for the last 15 years and I have not seen such a solution which has this very basic level of monitoring. I would rate it a four out of ten.
MohamedWaly
DevOps Engineer at Revolution Kft
Real User
Top 10
Sep 24, 2019
Nice GUI, and the Self-healing event handler automatically restarts system when it is down

What is our primary use case?

Icinga was created as a fork of the Nagios monitoring system. They are similar in graphics and other features, but most who have used Nagios have changed over to Icinga. It was deployed using our enterprise application to monitor different services.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted."
  • "One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Ismail Rahali
Senior Consultant at SkySparc
Consultant
Top 20
Sep 5, 2020
Stable, open-source, easy to use, and checks can be run with Python code or shell scripts

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for surveillance for some of the servers for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The drafts are easy but what I like about Icinga is that there are many add-ons that you can download."
  • "At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Icinga. It's an open-source solution. It's quite easy, it's simple to use. Checks can be run with Python code, and Shell Script code. Overall, we like it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.