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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

Zabbix

Zabbix is probably the best classical monitoring software out there that is also FOSS. It is superior to Nagios and other similar software from implementation to utilization, and equal in capabilities. It is equally capable to SolarWinds (and competitors), and more expandable (thanks to the support of user-generated XML templates), but at the cost of time, knowledge, and effort. It serves a different market than pure cloud monitoring solutions, though they do overlap heavily, so it probably is not as well suited to cloud-only monitoring (though it can be set up to work effectively in this role as well). However, given the flexibility of on-prem monitoring as well, it can be an option in conjunction with, or in place of the cloud-only monitoring if that is a need.Overall, I would put Zabbix on par with SolarWinds and the main differentiator is where are the costs going to be paid - in end-user training and support of Zabbix or in the commercial, ease of use provided by SolarWinds (and competitors).
Thomas Higgins | 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

Zabbix

  • Zabbix is able to provide us a single pane of glass for monitoring. It can handle Systems, Database, Network and application level alerts and send those alerts to the appropriate parties.
  • Zabbix graphs all metrics that come in. This means it's easy to spot trends and create alerts based on when those trends cross user-defined thresholds.
  • Zabbix allows for the escalation of issues. If someone sleeps through an alert in the middle of the night, it can easily be escalated to the next tier.
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

Zabbix

  • The first time that you use Zabbix, it may not be immediately obvious where everything is or how to find exactly what you want, but I think that it's UI is constantly improving with each new release. Training is also a great resource to resolve these types of problems.
  • While Zabbix allows in-depth customization of alerts to various applications (such as Slack, HipChat, Mattermost, or even SMS, etc.), I would love to see these options as built-in upon installation.
  • I have personally never found the "Maps" feature of Zabbix incredibly useful as I find it complicated to configure, but I should probably investigate its documentation further.
Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios XI

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Zabbix

Zabbix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is free. It didn't cost anything to implement (other than my time and the cost incurred for it) and it is filling a badly needed gap in our IT infrastructure. Support is available if we have issues and can be done annually or paid for on a per incident basis as needed. Expansion, updates, and all other future lifecycle activities are likewise free of cost, so as long as someone is able to implement/maintain the software (and the OSS project is maintained) then I imagine the company will never leave it.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios XI

Nagios XI 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Zabbix

Zabbix 5.5
Based on 4 answers
The setup is the most time-consuming portion of using zabbix. It takes a lot of effort to shape it into a usable format and even then it can get very messy. It's not exactly intuitive and as mentioned the UI seems a bit antiquated. If I was to roll out a monitoring solution from scratch, I'd probably look for alternatives which are easier to use and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Nagios XI

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Zabbix

Zabbix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We are a mainly Windows environment, so it would be useful if we could have used Active Directory to deploy agents. As of version 4.2, Zabbix has announced a new agent MSI file to allow exactly that. Unfortunately, we didn't have that option.Also, for Linux and MAC deployments, there is no simple way to deploy that. Using remote scripts you may be able to create something, but most places will opt for either SNMP (agentless) or manual installation of agents to add to Zabbix. A way of deploying agents via discovery would go a long way to helping in the adoption of the tool.
Thomas Higgins | 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

Zabbix

Zabbix had the best support for the devices I initially had in my network, its ability to adapt and change has made it my Swiss Army knife of monitoring tools. While it could benefit greatly from a moderated zabbix community, its support from the open source community has filled the whole rather well.
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

Zabbix

  • By integrating Zabbix with Rundeck, we have been able to auto-resolve issues in our infrastructure which means lesser on-call alerts.
  • Zabbix and PagerDuty let us response to business critical issues instantly.
  • Zabbix dashboards and screens let us get an insight into the status of our infrastructure visually.
Deepshikha Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios XI

General

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

Zabbix

General

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

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