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Score 7.4 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    271 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    235 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    276 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    220 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    244 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    151 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    261 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    221 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    239 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    274 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    255 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    203 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    91%
    283 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings
    8.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    8.7

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    87%
    30 Ratings

    Availability

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    92%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    58%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    8.9

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    89%
    31 Ratings

    Online Training

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    5 Ratings

    Configurability

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    10%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    92%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    45%
    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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    SolarWinds

    For monitoring applications that run on Windows hosts on VMware or HyperV virtualization, SolarWindows offers a nice, vertical view of both the loads and the resources. In such an environment, this makes life really good! But if you have something else -- for example, Linux hosts -- you're on your own to some extent. That is, the things it does well, it does very well -- but everything else is much less polished.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
    • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
    • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • Provides basic monitoring/visibility. Visibility into detailed/fine-grained issues best suited for more specialized/expensive solutions.
    • Licensing per monitored application rapidly uses up purchased license count.
    • More out-of-the-box templates or easier setup of monitoring less-common applications would make the solution more appealing given the target audience of the product.
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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

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SAM pricing starts at $2,995.

      Pricing Info

      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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      SolarWinds

      We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
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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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      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
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      Performance

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      The graphical interface and the performance of the database leave a little to be desired, they could be better explored.Some functionality and screens do not work well depending on the browser used. The integrations never had any problems or caused crashes in other systems.
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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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      SolarWinds

      I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
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      Online Training

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
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      Implementation Rating

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
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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].
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      It has been a while since we first purchased SolarWinds, but I looked over several other products that I can't remember now. Many other products tried to scan the network to find computers but given that our computers are located in various places across campus with other computers in our buildings that are not ours that type of network scanning was not what we needed. Other services have extra services that we had no need of and I liked the ability to add custom fields in SolarWinds so we can track the information on each computer that we need to know.
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      Scalability

      Nagios Enterprises

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
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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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      SolarWinds

      • Less time spent investigating causes of issues. We are alerted straight away and can find the root cause of the issue in less time.
      • We have been able to ditch all our previous individual monitoring solutions, none of which integrated with each other for a single solution which fully integrates with each of the different modules to provide a single portal for monitoring and alerting.
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