Icinga monitoring tools
December 04, 2015

Icinga monitoring tools

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Icinga

Icinga is one of our internal monitoring user interfaces. It's the front end to Nagios basically. We incorporate it with our Pager-Duty service and will receive pages if critical services go down. Our technical operations team is the primary department that uses Icinga, however more and more of the engineering and development teams are getting logins as they will be given more responsibility in monitoring their deployed services.
  • I think Icinga has a great search feature. I can always search for the hosts, host groups, or check names. When using just regular Nagios, I don't recall being able to do this search.
  • The fact that I can use Active Directory or LDAP for logins is a great feature.
  • If you are familiar with Nagios, it's very simple to combine the two products to get a polished finished product.
  • The user interface is good, but I had trouble with the customization of the front end.
  • Certain things can be copied and pasted. Certain things can't. I would like to see all things be able to be copied and pasted.
  • This has lead to a centralized production monitoring tool.
Icinga is better than Nagios because of its nicer user interface. New Relic can monitor CPU/memory and disk usage, but it's more of a performance and application troubleshooting tool rather than monitoring.
Icinga is a good tool for monitoring all aspects of your infrastructure. Because Nagios/Icinga are very customizable, you can monitor anything. I wouldn't use this tool for time series data or trending. There aren't graphs or at least we haven't used the graphing features.