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Bruce Vining
Real User
Technology Innovator and Entrepreneur at a tech services company
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Though I downplayed the administrative NCC GUI, this is by far the strongest aspect of the Nagios XI product. In my early… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nagios XI allows my customer to monitor literally thousands of network and computing endpoints (both hardware and… more»

What needs improvement?

The product could be optimized to improve the administrative user experience via the Nagios Core Configuration (NCC) GUI… more»

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

I recommend that my customer start at the low end of the cost spectrum to determine if a Nagios solution is a good fit for… more»

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

I originally used the Nagios Core solution (first one out of the gate many years ago) which had no GUI for system… more»

What other advice do I have?

As I stated above, I would recommend getting one of the Nagios “for Dummies” configuration books (Nagios: Building… more»
Nick Vidiadakis
Real User
System Administrator at a hospitality company
Aug 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The main characteristic I adore is the open source character of it. You want to monitor a specific metric that nobody else… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Like any monitoring tool, it gave me insight into multiple infrastructures I've been a part of, without any limitation… more»

What needs improvement?

It's more what I personally don't like, rather than what areas need improvement. For example, the PNP4Nagios plugin not… more»

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

For the cost of the commercial product and support, and taking into account the open source characteristics of it, I… more»

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

No, I started with Nagios. I've used other apps also like Microsoft SCOM (which is not very good), Zabbix (which is very… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be prepared to put some time into it and research it appropriately. If there is an option for consulting services through… more»
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Yunus Shaikh
Real User
Principal Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Since this is an open source technology, if we are capable of writing the plugins in any scripting language, this product… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since my organization has many companies in the form of customers for handling their infrastructure and application, we… more»

What needs improvement?

Nagios XI can improve its GUI for users with a new look. Otherwise, we could develop it on our own. This is the reason I… more»

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

If you can build a Nagios with add-ons, you can use Nagios without any pricing and licensing. Also Nagios XI does not… more»

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

Yes, we used a paid monitoring tool and used to pay a lot of money. Nagios saves a lot of money for the company.

What other advice do I have?

Enjoy Nagios. No need of advice. This is very good product. Just use it and experience it. Nagios is the best monitoring… more»
Dario Leon
Real User
Director - Consultor Senior Unix/Linux - Freelance at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The community, Nagios XI is made on Nagios Core base, and the community makes plugins on almost any language of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Nagios, I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company. Also, I can monitor a software made… more»

What needs improvement?

If you want the best security: Log Server is better. If you need in-depth networking, I recommend Network Analyzer. If you… more»

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

It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise.

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

Yes, I have used other solutions. I switched to Nagios, because Nagios is not linked with any brand that's independent… more»

What other advice do I have?

You will need an expert consultant for the best implementation.
Harshvardhan Dave
Real User
Nagios Technical Expert at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Aug 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The High Availablity feature is the most important. I have not seen Nagios crash during the last three years. The Script… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides 24/7 monitoring of the IT infrastructure and provides real-time monitoring for the devices, with… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting part should be made simpler. While we can obtain all the reports we need, we always have to create… more»

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

The pricing is really cost efficient. The licensing is perpetual and can be renewed very easily.

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

I have worked on various tools in past like Spiceworks, Idera, and ManageEngine. We switched to Nagios for lower cost and… more»

What other advice do I have?

The over all performance of the product is superb. Just keep in mind during implementation to keep the hardware strong… more»
Krish Sastry
Real User
Distributed Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

BPI: It allows defining peripherals to map business criticality for efficient monitoring, as required.

How has it helped my organization?

Allows for monitoring of all the different portfolios in an infrastructure, as well as the application/databases.

What needs improvement?

The product uses the backend as Perl and could be modified to a more lightweight solution like what's being offered by… more»

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

Definitely if some of the complexity and shortcomings are addressed, it has great potential for being a market leader. The… more»

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

Cost was a big factor, but also compatibility of various legacy OSs which still can be managed by Nagios far better than… more»

What other advice do I have?

Plan ahead based on your infrastructure and application as it would apply to all segments.
Mitch Gann
Real User
DevOps Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* The integration with the alerting software * Automated maintenance windows * The ability to set up templates and groups of checks, as well as customize the checks themselves.

How has it helped my organization?

We receive alerts for services and servers experiencing problems throughout the day and night, so we can maintain 24/7 monitoring.

What needs improvement?

Improve the documentation, examples, and best practices, therefore users can understand how to do things. Luckily, I had someone teach me the ropes, but to newcomers without someone… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's generally good, but lacks documentation.
Angelo Stefano Porro
Real User
System and Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 26 2017

What do you think of Nagios XI?

What is most valuable?

Network monitoring and topology: Network monitoring and topology are important for my job rules, because I'm a system and network administrator. I need to have information in real-time about the topology of the network and monitoring of the switches, routers, and servers.

How has it helped my organization?

Nagios XI helped me to draw the network and check for system failures.

What needs improvement?

The Configuration Wizard needs improvement, because not all vendors are present.

For how long have I used the solution?

About 1 year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.
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Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

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