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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    83%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    67 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    51 Ratings

    Service restoration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Self-service tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    65 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    63 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    60 Ratings

    ITSM reports and dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    62 Ratings

    ITSM asset management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    82%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Configuration mangement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    60 Ratings

    Asset management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    59 Ratings

    Policy and contract enforcement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    53 Ratings

    Change management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    84%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Change requests repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    62 Ratings

    Change calendar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    56 Ratings

    Service-level management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    58 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • ServiceNow IT Service Management is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    8.9

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    89%
    79 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    6.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    64%
    11 Ratings

    Availability

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    7.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    74%
    40 Ratings

    Online Training

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    10%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    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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    ServiceNow

    In our organization, we are using ServiceNow extensively. Change Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Time tracking are few modules which we use extensively. This sort of model will work for any product or service based companies as the product is built on ITIL framework. So this product will be suited for small or large scale companies to better organize and add controls and track SLA's for technology or business process.
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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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    ServiceNow

    • When I have a number of requests to make, for example a request to add a dozen or so user accounts to more than one group account in Active Directory , I can put all the needed information into the initial form, add it to my "shopping cart" and all of that information remains on the screen for the next item for which I only need to edit a few items (like the AD group name in this example), and keep adding them to the shopping cart until I have them all. When I "Check Out" each of those items is generated as a separate task under the one request. It simplifies and expedites the creation and tracking of these kinds of requests.
    • I can easily and quickly see what tickets are currently assigned to me in order to prioritize them and remain aware of my workload.
    • Numerous fields for CIs can be used when trying to find the entry for a particular item. For example, IP Address, server name, raw text, classification, and so on.
    • To help with making sense out of related tasks, when a task is assigned to me and I need to open another task for a different team to work in order to complete my task, I can open a sub-task from my ticket so that the relationship between the two can be pulled up later into reports. For example, I may have a task to build a new vm, and need to open tasks for networking, security accounts, software installation and so on. By opening sub-tasks from my assignment, the time spent by all parties concerned is tied together for more meaningful cost accounting.
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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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    ServiceNow

    • It is hard to find areas for improvement, the tool is very powerful. That said, building the CMDB still involves some manual interaction which was not how it was presented in demos.
    • The CMDB data is almost too deep and detailed. When you build the relationship map it can be so large that it is overwhelming. You can limit this, but the default maps are massive if you are discovering lots of device classes.
    • The product is expensive. Since they are the leader in the industry and the product has tons of features, they definitely charge for it!
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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

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    ServiceNow IT Service Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starting Price$10,000.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    ServiceNow

    To be completely honest setting up a new ticketing system can be a pain in the ass. Once you have it setup and customized the way you want it, you don't want to switch unless you're unhappy with the product. Unless future releases and updates really muck the system up, I wouldn't change.
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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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    ServiceNow

    The dashboard is so confusing, [there are] many clicks to open a task and search by a ticket. The Enterprise customisation [we did] has finished to kill the software and creates a really bad experience on a daily basis. [It is] So slow, and so many clicks to process a ticket. Works only on IE so, that [should] make you realize that [it] is a bad idea.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    We have never had any issues with ServiceNow's availability that I am aware of in the two years I have been using it.
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    Performance

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    For a massive system, page loads are reasonably quick, including searches.
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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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    ServiceNow

    I would give it this rating because we have had no major issues with the support for ServiceNow after we implemented it at our organization. They seem to respond promptly and efficiently if we ever do need to open a support case with them about an issue we are having.
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    Online Training

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    To type in what should be a text box, you have to click an empty cell, a tiny text box pop up opens with a check box and an X. You the. Type in the text box and have to click the check mark. If you have a bunch of fields to fill out, doing this is very annoying. Absolutely know thought went in to this. I'm sure somebody in marketing thought it was a good idea. It wasn't.
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    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    Without exception, every client I have worked with has been very happy with their resulting product. While this is partly due to my work, I must point out that the platform is the winning decision, not the implementer.
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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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    ServiceNow

    We used to use Jira to handle service tickets but it's way too robust for something this straightforward. Due to the nature of Jira, you needed to already have a lot of documentation and knowledge about who should be assigned the ticket, so the lift of creating a ticket was time consuming.
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    Scalability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    ServiceNow works as an enterprise solution.
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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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    ServiceNow

    • ServiceNow has helped majorly in removing the in-house development effort for the ticketing tool and now we can focus on using the ticketing system and rest is managed by service now
    • ServiceNow have had a great impact in Incident reporting and management through its subscription models and a powerful dashboard
    • With machine learning feature available within service now, we are able to analyze the incident patterns and root cause and reduce the production outages
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