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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
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    Pros

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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    Cons

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    • Community version small features
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    Pricing Details

    Nagios Core

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single LicenseFree1
    Single LicenseFree2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pandora FMS

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Pandora FMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    NMS Edition29901
    Enterprise Edition42502

    Footnotes

    1. 100 nodes
    2. 100 nodes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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    Alternatives Considered

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
    • Nagios
    • Zabbix
    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • IBM Tivoli
    • PRTG
    • SolarWinds
    Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Pandora FMS LLC

    • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
    • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
    • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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