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Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios XI

Nagios XI is suitable for inexpensive and very detailed monitoring of the physical hosts and VMs. Both Windows and Linux. This would require configuring 2-3 ways of monitoring for the same set of hosts and some time spent to fine tune the configurations. It may also be used for SQL and Apache front-ends such as Tomcat, Glassfish, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

Power Admin PA Server Monitor works great for our needs. We do however wish that it worked for Linux Operating Systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nagios XI

  • Nagios XI has an exclusive feature of bulk modification of attributes that help in monitoring the same set on monitoring modules on a newly set up environment.
  • It allows you to monitor many network devices, such as switches, routers, servers, and is helping to monitor network performance and track traffic on the network interface.
  • The audit trails feature allows us to scrutinize the modification or setup.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

  • Alerts us when a server, storage device, or network device goes offline.
  • Alerts us when a critical service running on a server stops running.
  • Alerts us if files change, are removed, or are created.
  • Alerts us if an unauthorized file type has been created on a monitored system
  • Generate up-time reports for Executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios XI

  • Robust, but visually old interface. Requires a lot of work to become presentable.
  • Small selection of dashlets to construct new views.
  • No MS Azure monitoring ability, nothing for “as service,” very limited Amazon cloud monitoring abilities.
  • Questionable price politics (could make it a lot less for developing markets to actually increase use of the product and R&D budgets).
  • No report designers nor the ability to create new reports. No changes in this area for years.
  • Overall lack of new developments, making this product more and more outdated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

  • It does have bulk settings tools to set up bulk settings for multiple devices, but to me it could be a bit easier to use. However, I ran into a snag and reached out to support and they are great.
  • It does not support Linux Operating Systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios XI

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Power Admin PA Server Monitor

Power Admin PA Server Monitor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent product, easy to use, many features, and fast/excellent support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nagios XI

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Power Admin PA Server Monitor

Power Admin PA Server Monitor 10.0
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It is an excellent product that is much easier to use than many other open source type offerings. Easy learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios XI

Nagios XI 9.0
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Nagios XI support has plans to offer the following features:
  • Access to knowledgeable IT professionals – including support staff and developers.
  • Access to customer-only tutorials, documentation, and content in the Nagios Library.
  • Access to customer-only boards on our support forum for expedited assistance.
  • Access to customer-only email support for fast, confidential assistance.
  • Discounts on future license purchases.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

Power Admin PA Server Monitor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very fast, knowledgeable, and helpful support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Nagios XI

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Power Admin PA Server Monitor

Power Admin PA Server Monitor 10.0
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Overall it is an easy install and setup and their support is very fast and helpful
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nagios XI

Nagios XI is better supported vs SolarWinds, needs less manual administration work vs Datadog and a lot less expensive for a long as you are willing to compromise on the look and some functionalities. Moreover, SolarWinds database design prevents one from storing any meaningful data for an extended period of time (creating averages of the averages of the averages), where Nagios could be set for keeping years of detailed information without large storage or the overutilized DB engine. In both Datadog and SolarWinds trials we could not get answers to many of our questions, configure working solutions out of the box by using the inline documentation. Nagios XI does not have limitations, offers such as AppOptics impose on the customers (making it very expensive and absolutely not a real life product). Overall, Nagios XI is a great tool, requiring a lot of R&D “yesterday” to make it beat all the competition on all fronts. That is assuming you have an extensive knowledge in the many areas of IT (thus knowing what should be monitored and how to interpret the data).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

We tried some open source solutions. But, they were much more difficult to set up and maintain. PA is easy to use "out of the box". We looked at other paid solutions also, but they were cost prohibitive, since we are a small institution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios XI

  • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
  • Increased network traffic by 5%.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

  • It has decreased our critical services downtime, because we are able to VPN in and fix issues as soon as Power Admin alerts us of an issue. ROI has been excellent.
  • It allows us to catch issues before they become critical by alerting us on errors that show up in our Event Logs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios XI

General

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

Power Admin PA Server Monitor

General

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

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