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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios

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

Nagios

  • Regular checks - never miss a lost service
  • Statistics report - crucial to measure KPI
  • Notifications - get instant calls about incidents to prevent issues
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Cons

Nagios

  • Add users/services: it is sometimes difficult to add new users and services, but that is only because we haven't purchased a GUI to edit these.
  • Difficult to connect to: since it is difficult to add new users, there is no interface and we have to opt for a third-party GUI
  • No GUI: we have to opt for a third-party GUI to have a better visualization
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Likelihood to Renew

Nagios

Nagios 9.6
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

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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Support

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

Nagios

While SolarWinds may be much more advanced, Nagios will do 90% of what you need at a fraction of the cost.
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Return on Investment

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

Nagios

General

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