Nagios Core Competitors and Alternatives

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Manager of Operations - Enterprise at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Aug 23, 2020
Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective

What is our primary use case?

Our installation is on-premises on a virtual machine. When we purchased NPM I was particularly interested in the features of Orion. We were going through a maturation process propagating the monitoring of applications throughout the server policy here at the university. It was more to monitor various applications that are primarily used for individual schools. For example, we have the school public health, and we have the school of nursing and they have different needs. You have all these applications like Banner and Canvas and other web-based applications that get used by particular areas. We… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual."
  • "Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable."

What other advice do I have?

One of the things I would suggest to people considering this product and products like it is having a clear agreement upon targets of what you really want to monitor. If it is applications or servers or whatever it is, it just makes sense to come at your choices with a plan. Implement that on the front end by picking out what is important instead of coming back on the back end and trying to do things after-the-fact. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this solution as about an eight-out-of-ten.
MarkS
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
Real User
Top 20
Sep 23, 2019
Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support

What is our primary use case?

We use SolarWinds as a core tool to monitor our internal infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 was extremely useful to track down errant users soaking up bandwidth."
  • "The problem is that SolarWinds is trying to bolt in too much and that can leave bugs, which you have to then sort out, leaving the product unstable. SolarWinds needs to try and slow down and improve the stability of the product, as opposed to bringing out more and more features."

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 well, which is available for all corporates initially when you want to use a product. You get 30 days free of charge to try out a product without obligations. SolarWinds is fairly competitive. There are lots of tools and products out there so you really do need to look at what options are actually available before jumping in and going down the SolarWinds…
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.
Manel Achour
ASP Administrator at FIS
Real User
Oct 11, 2020
Offers a critical, secure, and regulated environment that gives us information about the health of our systems

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to monitor services and networking. We monitor applications like the processor, CRM, and next-gen Gateway which is a Windows service.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's also easy to implement. The implementation of Geneos is very easy and interesting. It's not complicated. It's very quick to implement. The installation is very easy. There are many topics about ITRS Geneos that explain more about the features of the function of Geneos."
  • "There is a part of the rules for monitoring alerts. I want to understand more about how to choose the samples and the requirements for the rules. That is the part that I want to understand better and get better training for."

What other advice do I have?

If you want a critical, secure, and regulated environment and to do powerful and flexible rules, you should choose Geneos. I would rate Geneos an eight and a half out of ten. Not a ten because when the Gateway was very overloaded it was very hard to monitor the alerts, especially for the product services. The situation would be very critical. Otherwise, it's a very good, excellent tool.
Nicolay Dominique
Responsible Infrastructure and Production at Oasis SmartSim
Real User
Dec 31, 2020
Open-source, easy to implement, and the dashboard is customizable

What is our primary use case?

We have two Zabbix servers, deployed locally and in our New York datacenter, and we use them for monitoring traffic. It is an order processing system and we need to schedule and monitor our infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "Zabbix is very easy to implement."
  • "If you want to use all of the features then you have to pay a licensing fee."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a great tool and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
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