Centreon vs. Nagios Core

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centreon
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Centreon, from the French company of the same name, is an IT infrastructure monitoring platform.N/A
Nagios Core
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Nagios provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components. Multiple APIs and community-build add-ons enable integration and monitoring with in-house and third-party applications for optimized scaling.N/A
Pricing
CentreonNagios Core
Editions & Modules
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Single License
Free
Single License
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CentreonNagios Core
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CentreonNagios Core
Considered Both Products
Centreon

No answer on this topic

Nagios Core
Chose Nagios Core
Centreon has some added benefits to Nagios, mostly in how configurations are made and data is presented. Nagios is perhaps more reliable because of its simplicity. They are both based off of Nagios, so they are similar in many ways, but Centreon adds some of their own …
Chose Nagios Core
We selected Nagios because of economic constraints with a tool completely free, nor to have a stable product that has reached a stable state since years. . We wanted an extensible product based on number of plugins and a product that can grab datas from many infrastructure …
Chose Nagios Core
Nagios and these other applications stack up well, but configuring nagios is still by hand for the most part.
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CentreonNagios Core
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Enterprises
IBM Instana
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CentreonNagios Core
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(42 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentreonNagios Core
Likelihood to Recommend
Centreon
It is a good product that is robust. They have a free version that makes the value good. If it cost money then the install and plugins would need polishing. But overall it is a good product that does what it says it does. But definitely not for beginners you do need some knowledge to set it up and get it running
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Nagios Enterprises
Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
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Pros
Centreon
  • Monitor
  • Install
  • Stability
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Nagios Enterprises
  • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
  • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
  • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
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Cons
Centreon
  • The install
  • More plugins
  • The alerting
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Nagios Enterprises
  • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
  • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
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Likelihood to Renew
Centreon
No answers on this topic
Nagios Enterprises
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
Centreon
No answers on this topic
Nagios Enterprises
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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Support Rating
Centreon
No answers on this topic
Nagios Enterprises
I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
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Alternatives Considered
Centreon
Centreon does a good job against these products. Of courseCentreon can be free and that is what we used. So it is not quite the same the other products are more polished and support is readily available. But Centreon is still good and if you have some knowledge can work just as well
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Nagios Enterprises
Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
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Return on Investment
Centreon
  • It does monitoring very well
  • Details on issues is good
  • Customization is great.
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Nagios Enterprises
  • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
  • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
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