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Attribute Ratings

  • vRealize Operations is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Nagios Core

75%
42 Ratings
9.3

vRealize Operations

93%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Nagios Core

99%
3 Ratings

vRealize Operations

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

4.0

Nagios Core

40%
1 Rating

vRealize Operations

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Nagios Core

77%
18 Ratings
8.5

vRealize Operations

85%
4 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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VMware

If your virtual environment is vmWare you will need it to manage and understand better what is happening with you cluster and virtual machines. Also, is great to create scenarios depending of your needs , for example is you need add more virtual machine to a specific cluster or remove hst for a cluster, you can create these scenarios and see the consequences
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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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VMware

  • Shows us where we can save on cost of keeping machines running, or boosting resources on VM's
  • the ability to plan deployments with scenario plans that can be customized over a specific timeline
  • reports that can be sent and shared with different teams or departments
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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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VMware

  • There are less space for customization.
  • Cannot use for OS monitoring.
  • Some option are very complex like getting an ideal VM report.
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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

vRealize Operations

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

vRealize Operations 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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    VMware

    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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    VMware

    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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    VMware

    The support is pretty good however some of the KB articles still reference different versions of the product so it can be hard to find answers to common questions
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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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    VMware

    SCOM was quite overwhelming when we first set up a POC for it. There was just too much for one person to handle. With vROPs I can manage the product and provide the support needed for my environment. We also have a Solarwinds environment that provides us with a level of detail and alerting we have come to rely upon. vROPS takes it to another level because it links directly into vCenter to provide you with a complete picture of your virtual environment.
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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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    VMware

    • Planning for future hardware requirements is really beneficial.
    • Checking resource utilization and performances of the machines.
    • Alert generation for the events.
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