Nagios Core Competitors and Alternatives

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MarkS
Real User
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of the implementation, we've actually used SAM, the server and application monitoring tools. The network configuration tools are very useful in terms of bulk upgrading switches and infrastructure. Also, the Network Traffic Analyzer… more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem with SolarWinds is that they've tried to integrate a lot into the core modules. I think it would actually really benefit if they are more focused. It's packing a lot of technology in now, it's very confusing areas in… more»

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

There are additional costs if one wishes to purchase other modules or increase the available functionality then you can pay for additional licensing options. It gets very expensive once you actually decide to scale the infrastructure but if… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously using Zabbix. We also looked at alternative products such as Nagios, but SolarWinds was actually decided on only because it's got a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering this solution would be to look on the THWACK forums, which is the SolarWinds community support. It's a user support forum. I'd pose lots of questions on THWACK and I'd take advantage of the 30-day trial as… more»
MohamedWaly
Real User
DevOps Engineer at Revolution Kft
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is one that not many are even aware of. Icinga has an event handler. This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted. Not all monitoring solutions offer this feature. The handler was deployed to take action after the… more»

What needs improvement?

Development is needed between APIs, Icinga, and the Enterprise. One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine. If I have two machines, an X and a Y, and I would like monitors from machine Y, I would have to log into Machine Y and run a separate service. Icinga… more»

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

This is an open-source solution with paid support.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
FayçAl Noushi
Real User
CEO/Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flexible discovery mechanism.

How has it helped my organization?

Our primary use case for this solution is flexible centralized monitoring.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see greater importance placed on the open-source version of this solution. This solution is complex for beginners so it takes some time to learn. The inclusion of a feature to show a graphical view of the network would be a… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone who is implementing this solution is to have patience because the learning curve at the beginning is steep. It is the most flexible solution of this type, but it takes time to adapt. I would rate this solution a nine… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Compared to other solutions such as Nagios, this is the most flexible one.
Pandora FMS Logo
Review of Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas
Real User
IT Consultant with 1-10 employees
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * It's an all-in-one solution for monitoring cloud, virtual, network, and server environments * Service perspective monitoring * Agent and agentless monitoring *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Pandora FMS (the Flexible Monitoring System) is an all-in-one package solution, and we can monitor our whole system with Service perspective. It gives us the ability to track SLAs of servers and IT… more»

What needs improvement?

You can run an action for an event, but sometimes you need to run a workflow action that consists of several commands or scripts. A nice feature in the next release would be an automation module to… more»

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

The license part is not as complicated as some other solutions. You get the license and it includes updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of modules.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used HP OpenView solutions, Micro Focus ITOM products, and Zabbix.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a couple of other solutions before settling on this one. They were Nagios and Zabbix but they were too complicated at first sight.
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