We performed a comparison between Cisco Data Center Network Manager and Nagios XI based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"You can integrate all the networks into the software."
"Data Center Network Manager is absolutely stable."
"Fabric suite automation is a great feature."
"Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product."
"The solution is pretty stable."
"It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure."
"The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times."
"It's a monitoring agent. It's designed to do one thing. Its most valuable feature is its monitoring."
"Nagios allows us to configure any device so that we can send pager alerts when people don't have access to emails. It also allows us to schedule downtime and maintenance."
"Nagios XI is stable."
"The most valuable features of Nagios XI are you can customize it based on your use case and requirements. It is flexible and easy to integrate with our systems. You can customize the solution by adding additional features using code."
"The visibility of applications is not great."
"Could integrate better with VMware products."
"Data Center Network Manager is a little complex because it includes a lot of hardware to be installed."
"It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure."
"We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios."
"The reporting structure could be more streamlined."
"We'd like to see more integration capabilities."
"The installation and monitoring need improvement."
"The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more."
"The scalability of Nagios XI is scalable. However, it is not easy to do."
"It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up."
Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components, including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Third-party add-ons provide tools for monitoring virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.
Nagios XI uses a powerful Core 4 monitoring engine that provides users with the highest levels of server monitoring performance. This high degree of performance enables nearly limitless scalability and monitoring powers.
With Nagios XI, stakeholders can check up on their infrastructure status using the role-based web interface. Sophisticated dashboards enable access to monitoring information and third-party data. Administrators can easily set up permissions so users can only access the infrastructure they are authorized to view.
Nagios XI Benefits and Features
Some of the benefits and top features of using Nagios XI include:
Reviews from Real Users
Nagios XI stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its integration options and monitoring abilities, as well as its alerting features.
David P., a senior DevOps engineer at EML Payments Ltd, writes, “We use Nagios as a network discovery tool. We use Nagios to maintain our uptime statistics and to monitor our services. It has allowed us to be much more sophisticated in our monitoring and alerting.”
An IT-OSS manager at a comms service provider notes, “Nagios XI has a custom API feature, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.”
Cisco Data Center Network Manager is ranked 49th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. Cisco Data Center Network Manager is rated 8.0, while Nagios XI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Data Center Network Manager writes "Good network integration, but the visibility of applications could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". Cisco Data Center Network Manager is most compared with Zabbix, ThousandEyes, PRTG Network Monitor, SCOM and Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM. See our Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs. Nagios XI report.
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