Industry standard monitoring
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2019

Industry standard monitoring

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nagios Core

Nagios is our enterprise monitoring solution for all servers and network devices that supporting staff needs to be alerted on. It is used by most of our IT staff, as well as other departments who manage specific applications. It is a very important tool that we use to ensure the services and applications that we host and support are functioning as necessary.
  • Monitors a variety of standard metrics.
  • Uses standard protocols (SNMP).
  • Managing monitor plugins could be more centralized and consistent.
  • Configuration is not very user-friendly.
  • It has allowed IT support staff to ensure uptime of our services.
  • It has given IT staff insight into application functionality.
Centreon has some added benefits to Nagios, mostly in how configurations are made and data is presented. Nagios is perhaps more reliable because of its simplicity. They are both based off of Nagios, so they are similar in many ways, but Centreon adds some of their own customizations and interface stuff on top.
I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.

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 does standard monitoring of servers and network devices very well. If you have an environment with many basic protocols to monitor, Nagios will work well out of the box for you. It also runs very reliably. Once it is set up, I have not had many problems with the service being available.