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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    TotalView

    89%
    TotalView ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    3 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    7.3

    TotalView

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    TotalView

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    TotalView

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings

    TotalView

    N/A
    0 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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    PathSolutions

    TotalView is well suited for an infrastructure where you are looking for a cost-effective, additive network management tool for in-depth device diagnostic information. This will not be a one-stop shop application, but it does what is advertised very well. SNMP is required for configuration and adding additional devices is quick and simple. This product also works well with Shoretel VoIP systems and allows for a full overview of connected phones along with being able to view calls on an extension/IP basis.
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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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    PathSolutions

    • The setup is fast and easy - 500 devices in 20 minutes.
    • The ability to go back a day or a week in time allows us to more easily troubleshoot the "what happened at 3 a.m. yesterday" question.
    • It gives us easily accessible stats for checks and balances like device types, counts, models, serial number etc.
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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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    PathSolutions

    • If you have some complexities in your network addressing, the network diagram tool will lay everything out automatically, but it will be confusing to look at. There is a way to edit the diagram so it looks more intuitive, but it may require some time to edit everything the right way.
    • TotalView will count virtual interfaces such as voice dial-peers and service modules as "ports," which counts against your license count. However, there is a way to edit each device to remove these "false positives" so it doesn't suck up licenses, but it can take some time to clean those up.
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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

    TotalView

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    TotalView 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

      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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      PathSolutions

      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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      PathSolutions

      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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      PathSolutions

      No answers on this topic

      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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      PathSolutions

      The three tools listed do different things with some similarities. For us the biggest need was data analysis, semi-automatic troubleshooting, and data gathering and topology mapping. TotalView hit the most of these in the price point we were looking for. Each tool has "extras," but we felt that the extras provided by TotalView were good enough and that the other tools didn't justify the cost.
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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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      PathSolutions

      • Wuite possibly the best spent money i have recommended in my 20+ year IT career.
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