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ScienceLogic SL1

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Attribute Ratings

  • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • ScienceLogic SL1 is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Nagios Core

75%
42 Ratings
8.5

ScienceLogic SL1

85%
180 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Nagios Core

99%
3 Ratings
8.5

ScienceLogic SL1

85%
15 Ratings

Usability

4.0

Nagios Core

40%
1 Rating
8.9

ScienceLogic SL1

89%
10 Ratings

Availability

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

ScienceLogic SL1

85%
11 Ratings

Performance

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

ScienceLogic SL1

82%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Nagios Core

77%
18 Ratings
8.6

ScienceLogic SL1

86%
18 Ratings

In-Person Training

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

ScienceLogic SL1

90%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

ScienceLogic SL1

77%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

ScienceLogic SL1

81%
54 Ratings

Configurability

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

ScienceLogic SL1

80%
5 Ratings

Ease of integration

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

ScienceLogic SL1

84%
14 Ratings

Product Scalability

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

ScienceLogic SL1

80%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ScienceLogic SL1

100%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Nagios Core

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ScienceLogic SL1

100%
2 Ratings

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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ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic SL1 is a very logical and powerful ideal software for monitoring every kind of technology in my organization, like servers, CPU, network, email, and many more. Their support team is very unparalleled and very proactive 24/7. While using this tool, any glitch in the network becomes easy to detect and can be detected and stopped. It's the best monitoring tool and is very recommended.
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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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ScienceLogic

  • Business Services are a welcome addition to the capabilities of the SL1 platform
  • Collections capabilities. Being able to ingest multiple forms of data streams to provide a more holistic view of an environment
  • Giving the clients the freedom to apply specific monitoring that is tailored to their environments
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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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ScienceLogic

  • Dashboards have limitations in a couple of large enterprise use cases. New UI appears to be addressing these as it matures and resembles techniques seen in other enterprise tools
  • Percentiles and baseline / deviation calculations on standard metrics are not what we've seen in the past from enterprise tools. However, more complex anomaly detection is now available as an advanced function
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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

ScienceLogic SL1

Starting Price

$7.5 per month per node

Editions & Modules

ScienceLogic SL1 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    ScienceLogic SL1 offers four tiers: SL1 Advanced – Application Health, Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation Workflows SL1 Base – Infrastructure Monitoring, Topology & Event Correlation SL1 Premium – AI/ML-driven Analytics, Low-Code Automated Workflow Authoring SL1 Standard – Infrastructure Monitoring – with Agents, Business Services, Incident Automation, CMDB Synchronization, Behavioral Correlation To get pricing for each tier, please contact the vendor.

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    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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    ScienceLogic

    We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability. ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
    We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
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    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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    ScienceLogic

    Product is capable of monitoring different
    technologies like OS, MS Infra apps, cloud services, Databases, network etc...
    this can be a single solution for most of the technologies end to end monitoring

    It is more flexible for customization and
    support is good
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    Reliability and Availability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
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    Performance

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
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    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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    ScienceLogic

    So far, it's good as part of my overall experience, except for a couple of use cases. The support team is well knowledgeable, has technical sound, and is efficient. When support escalates to engineering, the issue gets stuck and takes months to resolve.
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    In-Person Training

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    On our side (students), we had a number of teams who were provided the deep developer training.
    Of those students, the customized training provided a complete, 5 day training which enabled the deployed platform team to successfully deploy and mitigate user-experience issues for the vast majority of our end-users, including some of the teams who attended the developer training.

    The knowledge kept pace with the class and sped up / slowed down (within the time constraints) as needed throughout the course.

    This was developer to developer training and for those students who were developers the training worked well. For those who were just coders it probably worked less well as some of the topics still do not apply (a function of our course outline specification based on our knowing nothing).

    Due to problems in sequencing we did the developer course BEFORE the admin course and realized that our requested ORDER was wrong.

    The onsite admin course was much better received and led to deeper understanding of the developer course held a few weeks prior.
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    Online Training

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    Only cover the basic, the most powerfull part of the tool was not covered.
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    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    As far as Implementation is concerned, i think I never ran into any major trouble (whatever it is, it's just local infrastructure specific). Once all your NW ports and connectivity is in place, it won't take much of your time to install the product. configurations are also easy to complete. VM configuration takes no time, except the environmental configuration which is company specific. Onboarding is easy via SNMP based monitoring.
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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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    ScienceLogic

    As I stated earlier, SL1 seems to be best used for Servers and Network Storage devices. It doesn't seem to be a direct replacement as SL1 doesn't have a configuration management piece, visual maps are very crude and not user-friendly, and the building of the maps is not intuitive, nor has the functionality of Solarwinds Topology Mapper.
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    Scalability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ScienceLogic

    Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations. Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups. General Collection is our default collection group. Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors). Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs). We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly). Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary. Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
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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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    ScienceLogic

    • we are still in the process of implementation
    • after all of our production devices are onboarded to SL1, we will be able to bring network monitoring in-house instead of it being outsourced as it is now
    • I am Engineer/SL1 user only, therefore I cannot comment on ROI or similar numbers
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