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Icinga is #33 ranked solution in best Network Monitoring Tools and Infrastructure Monitoring tools. IT Central Station users give Icinga an average rating of 8 out of 10. Icinga is most commonly compared to Zabbix:Icinga vs Zabbix. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 27% of all views.
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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Icinga Customers

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

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What users are saying about Icinga pricing:
  • "It's an open-source solution."

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Ismail Rahali
Senior Consultant at SkySparc
Consultant
Top 20
Stable, open-source, easy to use, and checks can be run with Python code or shell scripts

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 is our primary use case?

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

What is most valuable?

The drafts are easy but what I like about Icinga is that there are many add-ons that you can download.

The user interface is good, it's open-source, and it's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

They need to simplify the management of what the user can see and not see. The roles should be simpler.

At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos.

For how long have I used the solution?

I started using Icinga approximately one year ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. It's working as expected and there are no issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have approximately 30 users in our company.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do web checking for solutions when we run into problems.

How was the initial setup?

At the start, the initial setup was a bit complex, but after reading everything it was simple.

It's a bit about the configuration and what you have to follow.

You have to install it on the web and then go through the checks. It can take some time, especially if you have many servers to be monitored.

What about the implementation team?

We have our own team to maintain this solution.

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

It's an open-source solution.

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
FC
Vice President Cloud Operations at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Huge spectrum of plugins enable the monitoring of different technologies but UI/UX could be improved

Pros and Cons

  • "The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything."
  • "In general, the product does not look good. However, it does what it is supposed to do. So, the improvements should focus on usability and UI."

What is most valuable?

The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything. The huge spectrum of plugins enables users to monitor different technologies. That is Icinga's advantage. It is also open source.

What needs improvement?

The user experience – in terms of the usability of the application – could be improved. Another important thing is to work on a better tactical overview. 

Icinga should also be updated with the latest cloud capabilities. I don't know whether it does the monitoring of containers, but that would definitely be something important to hone in on. 

In general, the product does not look good. However, it does what it is supposed to do. So, the improvements should focus on usability and UI.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Icinga in multiple companies for at least seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product. We have seen no problems with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have never had any problems with Icinga, so I will assume that it is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

I do not have any experience with Icinga's technical support. Our people have been able to use it without technical support so far. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy. 

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

We do not have any licensing costs. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do remember that we evaluated multiple products but I do not recall their names. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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