Nagios Core vs. vRealize Operations (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nagios Core
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Nagios provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components. Multiple APIs and community-build add-ons enable integration and monitoring with in-house and third-party applications for optimized scaling.N/A
vRealize Operations (discontinued)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
vRealize Operations, or Aria Operations, provided simplified and automated IT Operations Management across private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, and visibility into the entire tech stack, including all physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure components. The product is no longer available for sale.N/A
Pricing
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Single License
Free
Single License
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Veeam ONE
Veeam ONE
Score 8.5 out of 10
Hyper-V
Hyper-V
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(44 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
4.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(9 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nagios CorevRealize Operations (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
With the introduction of API-based event alerts, there is no need for a proxy, which is a good option. Its ability to manage infra on a real-time basis is a good option that helps monitor, administer and troubleshoot virtual machines.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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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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It has a good GUI to monitor real-time logs for cloud applications. This is quite a useful tool and preferred over most of the competitive applications in the market.
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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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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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Discontinued Products
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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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Nagios Enterprises
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Discontinued Products
Not involved in purchasing.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • We believe that the ability to preplan deployments with vRealize has proven its return on investments.
  • Our troubleshooting time has been reduced with vrealize because its constantly collecting performance data. typically vrealize will tell us cause of fault before we can determine it ourselves.
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