Simple to use - good value for your money
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 21, 2019

Simple to use - good value for your money

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nagios

Device availability (Uptime/Downtime) both real time and overtime, SNMP monitoring (CPU utilization, memory, temperature, fan status, disk capacity, etc.), latency tests.
  • SNMP Monitoring
  • Intuitive and simple-to-use interface
  • Great cost-value balance
  • Fault tolerance (redundancy)
  • Not so easy to restore information
  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
The cost is considerably better. Others are probably more complete and even overkilled if all you're looking for is simple SNMP alerting and reporting. If you're looking for integrated analytics or more complex reporting/alerting, there might be better options. Nagios also provides basic NetFlow monitoring in a separate module (also purchased separately) but I don't believe it's all that intuitive and might require additional efforts to set it up compared to other NetFlow tools.
I have hardly involved Nagios since platform is stable for support but the one time that I did they were very responsive. I would probably suggest faster introduction of new features. Compared to other companies that have adopted agile methodologies for development, I believe that Nagios still has some room for improvement.

Do you think Nagios Core delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Nagios Core's feature set?

Yes

Did Nagios Core live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Nagios Core go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Nagios Core again?

Yes

All SNMP monitoring. Alerting and reports are well organized in the interface. You can include semi-complex alerts such as "Alert when CPU utilization is >90% utilization for > 10 minutes."