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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Nexthink

Nexthink is very well suited to support your ITSM solutions, assist in root cause analysis, project investigations/planning, device tagging, inventory and compliance management, proactive remediation, etc. In those regards it really is lightning in a bottle.While Nexthink can certainly act as a CMDB, I would not use it as such - it can support a repository but should not be the repository. It goes way beyond an APM, so if you're just looking for an APM, Nexthink does do that, but it does a lot more too.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Nexthink

  • Ease of data gathering
  • Consolidation of multiple data points into one (previously, you'd have to request one thing from SCCM, one thing from JAMF, maybe something else from your Domain Controllers)
  • Support. Nexthink has always provided great levels of support when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Nexthink

  • The Finder is great but to utilize the product effectively it takes some getting used to. Very 'right click' heavy.
  • Learning curve. Nexthink is very boolean based in their investigations (not a knock, most products are), but since they can track things at such a siloed level it's important to know specifically how they are classifying their objects (ex, a package vs. an application vs. an .exe vs. a binary) so you can understand what findings you're getting.
  • Parity on Mac and Linux products. This is improving though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Nexthink

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Usability

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nexthink

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Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 8.0
Based on 9 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

Nexthink

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Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nexthink

Nexthink is more than an APM, and can easily provide (to support) CMDB processes a la Servicenow Discovery, so we decided to go with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nexthink

  • Nexthink has been invaluable at quickly finding application roll-outs that could negatively affect our environment, in most cases before users even report them.
  • Nexthink has helped us consolidate and gain visibility in our environment, further standardizing naming conventions, hierarchies, etc.
  • Nexthink has integrated with our ITSM solutions, and is easy to use such that technicians no longer feel the need to request data from Engineers, they can just directly get it from Nexthink.
  • There is a learning curve, so for good ROI you're going to need to invest the people and training hours to use Nexthink to it's fullest effectiveness. Note, that even a cursory use though would reveal a lot about your environment that will keep you busy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Nagios Core

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

Nexthink

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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