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Score 7.8 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Nagios XI

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    81%
    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    209 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    231 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    201 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    228 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    188 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    130 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    190 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    212 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    152 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    215 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios XI is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Nagios XI

    80%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    237 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    91%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    SolarWinds NPM

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Nagios XI

    90%
    3 Ratings
    7.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    72%
    42 Ratings

    Online Training

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    SolarWinds NPM

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    16 Ratings

    Configurability

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    91%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Nagios XI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios is best suited in an large organization where it is production 24/7, but in SME (small/medium enterprise) you have to pay a lot to the administrator. Instead use some graphical and easy to use tool like IDERA.
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    SolarWinds

    Solarwinds NPM is well suited for medium to large networks, it may be a bit heavy for the SOHO environment as most of the tools and reports are designed for monitoring KPIs which may not be critical for a small shop. NPM can handle large networks with several sites and mixed technologies ranging from networks, server systems, storage devices and SLA reporting.
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    Pros

    Nagios Enterprises

    • 3rd party integrations via open API.
    • Extremely flexible and configurable long term storage of the very detailed performance information (years of per 1-5 min perf data numbers).
    • Small Nagios XI footprint (very efficient MySQL DB and flat files for perf data), making it powerful tool for thousands of checks and hundreds of reports.
    • Responsive support, willing to provide resolution outside the box and by various means possible.
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    SolarWinds

    • Out of the Monitoring of almost all Network Devices.
    • Build custom pollers to monitor which is not supported out of the box.
    • Further you can alert on these custom metrics and Out of the box metrics.
    • It provides you great dashboards, Reports features.
    • You can integrate it with any MoM layer tools either using its API or sending out traps.
    • Out of the box Integration with Service Now ITSM Tool.
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    Cons

    Nagios Enterprises

    • The mobile interface is newly developed and needs more development. It should provide more options for the audit log and add more detail for the configuration rollback options.
    • The scheduled report should be included in standard edition.
    • Master Node is configurable on LINUX platform only. We had to hire a Linux administrator
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    SolarWinds

    • The software upgrade process is a little hairy and has caused me trouble on occasion.
    • The server that it needs to run is a bit of a resource hog along with the SQL server.
    • Some additional features like the network map are a bit clunky compared to some other products that we use.
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    Pricing Details

    Nagios XI

    Starting Price

    $1,995 Per Instance

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios XI editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$19951
    Enterprise$34952

    Footnotes

    1. Per Instance
    2. Per Instance

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SolarWinds NPM

    Starting Price

    $0 Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds NPM editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    NPM$1,5831

    Footnotes

    1. Starting Price

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    The entire IT staff relies on NPM in its daily operations. It would be impossible for us to maintain our level of service without it. If SolarWinds gets to proud of their product and begins to over charge for it, we would be forced to reconsider and use a different product. But as it stands it is worth the price to renew it.
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    Usability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is quite an extensive product, covering all our bases and requirements. There are a lot of customizable options and features which you can work with for their alerting which is really useful. I haven't found anything yet which I thought SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) could do, but it actually couldn't so overall it works nicely and does the job.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    Has never failed me
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    Performance

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
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    Support Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    Only because I never give out 10s. Nagios support goes above and beyond in helping with issues, workarounds, specific cases and requirements. Tracks customer implementation and history of the most important issues. Can’t complain (except that the team is small and quite probably overworked). Time to resolution could be much improved if only there were more folks to help around.
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    SolarWinds

    In all of the times that we called support, someone at SolarWinds had the answer for us in a timely manner. Through thwack and other internet searching, we have been able to resolve all of our issues that arose to our satisfaction. The support staff have always been knowledgeable of their products or had a fellow support staff member to rely on to get the needed answers.
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    Online Training

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    Would like an in person course
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    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    Make sure your inventory is accurate. Stand up some virtual machines for testing prior to installation. Make sure your database and its credentials are setup. Think about things you want to monitor that may not be obvious - UPS units, Door hardware, PBX systems, Fabric Channel switches, firewalls, routers, switches. Try to setup SNMP on these devices and have an IP that you will assign to the new server. If you do that it will go well.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Nagios Enterprises

    Cost efficiency is the main reason which we opted [for] Nagios as we were previously using IDERA tool with comprehensive database monitoring solutions, but the slow performance we are getting while monitoring the instance of the database.
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    SolarWinds

    We selected SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor because of the capabilities of the product versus the price. The tools also work well with their other products and support is fairly good. We have never had a problem when we needed to make a call.
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    Scalability

    Nagios Enterprises

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds

    From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
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    Return on Investment

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
    • Increased network traffic by 5%.
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    SolarWinds

    • SolarWinds allows us to proactively address hardware issues before they impact the business. We recently had a server that was experiencing issues sporadically and we were able to use the data from SolarWinds to track down and correct the issue before it tanked the server.
    • SolarWinds gives our IT department some piece of mind knowing that they'll be alerted of any issues real time.
    • We can use SolarWinds data to justify needed to replace or upgrade certain equipment that is key to our core business.
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