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Attribute Ratings

  • Nagios Log Server is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Progress Chef is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Nagios Log Server

80%
1 Rating
8.1

Progress Chef

81%
18 Ratings

Usability

Nagios Log Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Progress Chef

73%
1 Rating

Performance

Nagios Log Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Progress Chef

94%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Nagios Log Server

90%
2 Ratings
7.2

Progress Chef

72%
5 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Nagios Log Server

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Progress Chef

64%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Nagios Log Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Progress Chef

97%
6 Ratings

Professional Services

Nagios Log Server

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Progress Chef

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Enterprises

Nagios Log Server facilitates the ability to search all entries of logs in a quick and easy way. Beyond that, it has allowed us to configure alerts for notification when there are potential threats (may they be security threats or only application-side problems), and to filter the data for audits and compliance.
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Progress Software Corporation

Chef is a fantastic tool for automating software deployments that aren't able to be containerized. It's more developer-oriented than its other competitors and thus allows you to do more with it. The Chef Infra Server software is rock-solid and has been extremely stable in our experience. I would definitely recommend its use if you're looking for an automation framework. And it also offers InSpec which is a very good tool for testing your infrastructure to ensure it deployed as intended.
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Pros

Nagios Enterprises

  • Log auditing.
  • Server monitoring.
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Progress Software Corporation

  • Chef is great at deploying code to both small and large groups of servers.
  • We use chef to standup new servers as well as deploy updated code to existing servers and it does this very well.
  • Being able to make a change and have it push manually or automatically to any subset of servers has changed the landscape of how our IT teams operate.
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Cons

Nagios Enterprises

  • A bit hard to install and configure.
  • High price.
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Progress Software Corporation

  • Chef could do a better job with integration with other DevOps tools. Our company relies on Jenkins and Ansible, which took some development and convincing for plug-ins to be created/available.
  • It would be nice if kitchen didn't only have a vagrant/virtual-box prerequisite. Our company one day stop allowing virtual-box to run without special privileges, and that caused a lot of issues for people trying to do kitchen tests.
  • Chef could use more practice materials for the advanced certification badges. There was not a lot of guidance in what to study or examples of certain topics.
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Pricing Details

Nagios Log Server

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Nagios Log Server editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
1 Instance$3,9951
3 Instances$5,9952
10 Instances$14,9953

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Progress Chef

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Progress Chef 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

    Usability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    The suite of tools is very powerful. The ability to create custom modules allows for unlimited potential for managing all aspects of a system. However, there is pretty significant learning curve with the toolset. It currently takes approx 3-4 months for new engineers to feel comfortable with our implementation
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    Performance

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    It loads quick enough for basically all our systems. Because we have this for local dev environments, speed isn't really a big issue here. Yes, depending on the system, sometimes it does take a relatively long time, but it's not an issue for me. One thing that is annoying is that if I want to make a small change to a cookbook and re-run the Chef client, I can't just make the change in the cache and run it. I have to do the whole process of updating the server.
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    Support Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios support is decent. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing extraordinary too. We mostly asked them questions instead of actively asking them to change or fix things for us. The response time is OK, commonly you can get a response in the same day. You can also call, but they are available only during US office hours.
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    Progress Software Corporation

    Support for Chef is easily available for fee or through the open source community as most the issues you will face will have been addressed through the Chef developer community forums. The documentation for Chef is moderate to great and easily readable.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Nagios Enterprises

    Windows Event Log doesn't have 10% of the capabilities of Nagios Log Server. No real-time alerts, no scheduling, no external plugins or APIs. Nothing. The only advantage is that it is a native Windows application.
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    Progress Software Corporation

    We considered the three leading competitors in the field: Chef, Puppet and Ansible. Ansible is a very strong competitor and has a nice degree of flexibility in that it does not require a client install. Instead the configuration is delivered by SSH which is very simple. Puppet seems like it has fallen off the pace of the competition and lacked the strong community offered by Chef. We chose Chef because of the strong support by the company and the dynamic and deep community support.
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    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    The pricing seemed inline with our products in this space. Nothing out of the ordinary in contract, term, or pricing structure
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    Professional Services

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    The entire professional services team was great to work with. The curriculum was tailored to our specific use cases. The group we worked with were very responsive, listened to our feedback, was very easy to schedule and accommodate. I cannot say enough good things about our professional services experience
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    Return on Investment

    Nagios Enterprises

    • We could react in way less time to a lot of potential outages since we started using it.
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    Progress Software Corporation

    • Chef is a good tool for baselining servers. It will be a good ROI when there are huge number of servers. For less number of servers maintaining a master will be an over head.
    • One good ROI will be that the Operations Team also gets into agile and DevOps methodologies. Operational teams can start writing scripts/automations to keep their infra more stable and their application stack more reliable.
    • Implementation of Chef eliminates the manual mode of doing things and everyone aligns to automation mind set. It helps in change of culture.
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