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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Score 7.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Great for automating groups of servers and ensuring updates are pushed to all of them (simultaneously if needed). It's hard to manage large groups of servers, and this tool makes it almost too simple. If there is only one server that is unique from the others, Ansible will not be as useful, but can still help track your changes.
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Nagios

Nagios is great for engineers, sys admins, and do it yourself types. If any of my colleagues are of this type of field I'll recommend Nagios. If you are not familiar with the Linux command line, I would sway you away from Nagios and recommend a third party web-based monitoring service instead.
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Pros

Ansible

  • Unlike Puppet or Chef, Ansible doesn’t use an agent on the remote host. Instead it uses SSH which is to be installed on all the systems we want to manage.
  • Ansible is written in Python, which we install on all remote host. This means that we don’t have to setup a client server environment before using Ansible.
  • Ansible can work alongside our other DevOp tool, Chef. This allows us to reach out to existing Chef teams in order to try and organize their work all under the same DevOps umbrella.
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Nagios

  • Open Source
  • Easy to set up, build checks
  • It's been around for a while, so integrations to more modern monitoring systems have a Nagios plug-in.
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Cons

Ansible

  • Unlike Chef, Ansible employes a Push methodology rather than Pull. We found that this doesn't scale well for us, thus we had to consider using Ansible Tower in order to scale.
  • Ansible's free training and tutorials do no provide as much depth and ease for first time users trying it out for the first time.
  • From the limited experience we have had with Ansible Tower, the UI is not very user friendly. There's a lot of bells and whistles that can prove o be overwhelming at times.
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Nagios

  • If it gets too customized, upgrading becomes very difficult. They've addressed this in recent years with Nagios Core and add-ons, but legacy still has this problem.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
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Nagios

Nagios 9.8
Based on 3 answers
We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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Usability

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
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Nagios

Nagios 4.0
Based on 1 answer
The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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Performance

Ansible

Ansible 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Ansible has always operated as we expected it to. It does require digging into the configuration documentation at times, especially when using some of the modules, but that's just a small learning curve. Once it's set up it runs great. We've not had any issues.
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Nagios

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Ansible

No score
No answers yet
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Nagios

Nagios 3.0
Based on 1 answer
It's good and they are able to answer our questions that we have
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Alternatives Considered

Ansible

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Nagios

Nagios is a good start, but as soon as an alert is triggered, you have to go searching and digging. It's better as a trigger and integrated with more robust, intelligent monitoring tools
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Return on Investment

Ansible

  • Ansible heped us to organize our management process.
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Nagios

  • As we are currently using the free community supported version all ROI is positive. Our only investment has been time and virtual resources for the server which are limited. So far we have been really pleased with our ROI.
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Pricing Details

Ansible

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Nagios

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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