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Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core

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.
Shawn Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

VictorOps is an excellent option for platform alerting and is very cost-effective. For teams of any size, it can be the correct tool. VictorOps success is mainly dependent on the amount of logging and monitoring setup within your platform. If you have little or poor logging, then they may not be anything for VictorOps to act upon.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

  • Team tools that can be dedicated to various areas of focus.
  • Overriding tools to help cover those who are out.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

  • The UI is a little clunky.
  • It's a little tricky to override or shift schedules (i.e., for a particular day in a one-week rotation).
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 9.9
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 4.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 8.0
Based on 9 answers
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.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

VictorOps 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I am going to give this an 8 because I actually haven't had to reach out to customer support. I am using an 8 because the app itself is clear on how to use it so they have done a fine job on allowing me to find answers without having to reach out to support.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

Both VictorOps and PagerDuty do a great job at hands-off alerting people of all their systems neeeds. If used properly it allows everyone, devs, ops, and managers to see into the status of the systems and see what systems and processes need to be improved based upon the types and frequencies of alerts one is getting.
Zachary Zager, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

VictorOps

  • Don't have to manage systems
  • Don't have to pay someone to set up and manage complicated alerting systems
  • Easy Setup
Zachary Zager, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VictorOps

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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