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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 programming. Nagios is not owned by any brand. The second… 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 in-house to software of bigger companies.

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 want any other implementation of Nagios, the… 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.

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

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

What other advice do I have?

You will need an expert consultant for the best implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Zenoss, Zabbix, SolarWinds, and other solutions.
Real User
Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jun 28 2016

What do you think of Nagios XI?

Why is OMD a Better Choice than Zabbix or Zenoss I spend about 3 weeks vetting through 20+ open source monitoring solutions and at the end of the process, the choices had boiled down to few major ones - OMD (best combination of open source plug-ins put together for Nagios), Zabbix, and Zenoss. The main components of OMD are Check_MK, PNP4Nagios, Nagvis, and of course Nagios. Among these projects, Check_MK is the core of OMD that makes Nagios easy to configure, easy to scale, and mashed together all the other popular Nagios plug-ins into one unified user interface. Thus the following comparisons are done using Check_MK as the keyword, but I will also cover how other plug-ins makes OMD project stand out from the competitions. Trend Check_MK vs Zabbix vs Zenoss Core Trend…
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Vendor
Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What is most valuable?

Nagios is an open source monitoring tool for monitoring network services. Installation is quite easy and the interface is user-friendly and configurable. We can monitor disk space, CPU utilization, memory usage, host availability, NFS availability and a lot of other things. Due to its extensive… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used to get the system hung. After monitoring implementation, we keep on getting alerts for CPU, memory and other things. So, we take care of servers now before it goes to hung state.

What needs improvement?

Nagios provides most of the features by default, however to add more services to it, it requires additional plugins which require little effort on administrative end. So far, clustering and failover of Nagios is not available-- development is still working on it.Highly recommended tool for… more»

What other advice do I have?

Alternatives Vendors: Zabbix, Opennms, Zenoos, Cacti !!
Vendor
NOC Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 23 2015

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of plugins available and you can also write your own.

How has it helped my organization?

The product allows comprehensive monitoring of your environment. From basic monitoring of your servers health, to more complex tasks like AD, database, and, to some extent, application-level… more»

What needs improvement?

There's no convenient way to manage notes as the only way is to manage them through the database.

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

Nagios Core is a free-ware which has almost the same functionality as NagiosXI. It's a bit less convenient to use, since it doesn't have UI for the configuration.

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

No previous solution used.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What is Nagios XI?

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.

Nagios XI customers

Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.

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