Nagios Core Competitors and Alternatives

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Anonymous User
Real User
CA UIM administrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The features valuable for me are scalability, redundancy, and the wide range of probes available for just about any... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nodes are now monitored in a standardized way, thanks to configuration management. We are a lot more pro-active to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the retirement of the heavy client (infrastructure manager) in favor of the web-based admin... more»

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

It is definitely not the cheapest on the market, but you can save a lot of money by carefully making a list of which... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The customer was using Nagios, and still is for the network part. The main issues were: * The lengthy development... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to look beyond the price tag. You really do get a lot in return, especially when you have a highly heterogeneous... more»
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 solutions did we use previously?

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»
Michal Kwapinski
Real User
Linux System Administrator at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Zabbix is fully open-source - no paid features/versions, so you get everything for free. Great, totally free product: *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Zabbix allows us to monitor critical parts of our systems, track performance and utilization, and prevent outages. It... more»

What needs improvement?

Zabbix is a great tool and fairly easy for a technical person but it could be more friendly for non-technical staff.

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

Zabbix is free - no hidden costs, no paid features. Just download, install and enjoy.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I switched from Nagios to Zabbix. For me Zabbix is more intuitive, flexible, offering more options out-of-the-box.

What other advice do I have?

Make a plan for components you want to monitor, how these components are related, what groups and templates you want to... more»
Nuno Rosa
Consultant
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Event management * Fault management * NFV support

How has it helped my organization?

The companies in which I have deployed this solution have benefited in several ways. From the technical perspective,... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI needs to be changed from Java to HTML5. This includes its integration with CA UIM, and the ability to... more»

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

I've worked with many environments, and price varies depending on how large the environment is. For small/medium... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution, but I have done many migrations from other vendors. At the moment, the... more»

What other advice do I have?

If they have a large environment to monitor, CA Spectrum is certainly the better option, being ideal for OPS rooms,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
User
Apr 09 2017

What do you think of Opsview Monitor?

What is most valuable?: There are various features in Opsview that our organization finds valuable. We love the accurate alerting, graphs, and customization of alerts. • How has it helped my organization?: It has improved our up time and we are better able to identify issues before users find out. • What needs improvement?: I would like to see a bit more with the Jasper Reporting, but not a major issue. • For how long have I used the solution?: I've been using it for three years; however, our organization has been using it for over five years. • What was my experience with deployment of the solution?: No deployment issues. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: No stability issues. • What do I think about the scalability of the...

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