HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) vs. Nagios Core

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is a solution for managing hardware across a variety of HP servers, in addition to storage and networking product. Some key features include: Inventory Management and Reporting, Health Management, and Firmware and System Software Updates Management.N/A
Nagios Core
Score 8.0 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
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios Core
Editions & Modules
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Single License
Free
Single License
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios 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
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios Core
Top Pros
Top Cons
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HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios Core
Small Businesses
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ManageEngine Site24x7
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Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Instana
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
ManageEngine Site24x7
ManageEngine Site24x7
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios Core
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Nagios Core
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
  • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
  • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
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Nagios Enterprises
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
  • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
  • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
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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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