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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 is most important for me.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 growing fast, think about Icinga but also consider Zabbix. I… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I use it for monitoring infrastructure and it was very good for that issue. But, I heard many people say that Zabbix is a better solution so I want to compare them both, to form my own point of view on that. I want to compare them, to make… more »
Algarnon Stamps
Real User
Information Security Officer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Network Services and Host Monitoring. Quick view of server status.

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

Network Discovery capabilities would be extremely helpful.

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

Very reasonable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Nagios. Just wanted to try something new.

What other advice do I have?

People should know that it is simple and advanced. It is simple to install yet provides advanced monitoring capabilities and features.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really. I searched for alternatives to Nagios and additional network monitoring software and this one was the best option.
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Consultant
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 running satellite servers, which check their own zones and report back to the… 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 the modern design approach and the possibilities one has in terms of automated… more »

What needs improvement?

The modern Web GUI Icingaweb2, a separate product, though, has some issues when displaying data (such as downtimes). There are edge cases where it seems like the displayed data is not consistent. In… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Nagios 3.x and tested Check_MK. Both are great solutions. However, Icinga2 comes with the best scalability and flexibility in terms of configuration. Furthermore, the API is great.

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 configuration possibilities; or, if possible, it makes sense to get someone on board and… more »

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 customers

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

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