Excellent tool that's widely used - and best of all, it's free!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

Excellent tool that's widely used - and best of all, it's free!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nagios Core

Nagios is an excellent open-source tool. There is a large community of users who have developed scripts and make them available for other users for just about anything you could ever want to monitor. Nagios is being used to monitor various applications, servers, websites, and services. Once you have set up a few things it is very straight forward to use and configure templates to repeat the task for new devices.
  • Monitoring.
  • Notifications.
  • Integration.
  • Strong community of users with shared plugins.
  • The native graphing/trending could use updating. It is great for its traditional reporting, but seeing the graphs and trends out of the box would be helpful.
  • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
  • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
A great tool that has many uses, and best of all, it's free. It works just as good as many multi-thousand dollar tools and is easy to set up and configure. For small to medium businesses who want to get on board with a monitoring solution for free, I would highly recommend it. There are some use cases where some other tools might work better out of the box for larger organizations that may demand more out of their monitoring solution, but in many cases, Nagios is more than adequate. With the large variety of add-ons and ways to customize Nagios, it can also tackle the large scale deployments and other useful features.

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

Nagios Core is a great tool. It's open-source and free, there is a great community, shared plugins, and many other reasons which make it a great tool. It's very good for small to medium-sized businesses and if you configure it appropriately it could be used for larger organizations as well.