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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

If you need to zone hosts and targets on a regular basis and have either MDS9000 or Nexus 5000 switches then Data Center Network Manager is a valuable tool. It also provides diagnostic capabilities.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Core

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.
Shawn Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • Provides a graphical user interface for zoning your fiber connected servers and storage.
  • It has an easysy to follow workflow.
  • Enables us to configure and deploy configurations without downtime.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • In rare cases you still need to use the command line interface to perform certain operations.
  • Had some conflicts while deploying DCNM which tried to use TCP ports which were in use by an other application.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

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Nagios Core

Nagios Core 9.9
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

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Nagios Core

Nagios Core 4.0
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

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Nagios Core

Nagios Core 7.7
Based on 10 answers
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.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

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Nagios Core

We chose Nagios Core over Zabbix and Zenoss because it was easier to get up and running and configure than the other two products. They required network scanning for assets and then required you to enter every little detail about the host. With Nagios Core, we just entered our hosts in a single configuration file, then added services for each one. It took about an hour to begin monitoring 25 hosts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

  • Made it easier to manage our fiber Storage Area Network in our datacenter.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

General

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

Cisco Data Center Network Manager Editions & Modules

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Nagios Core

General

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

Nagios Core Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single LicenseFree
    SaaS Edition
    Single LicenseFree
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