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We performed a comparison between DX Unified Infrastructure Management 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.

To learn more, read our detailed DX Unified Infrastructure Management vs. Nagios XI report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment.""Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."

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"This solution allows us to have an overview of the infrastructure and identify areas where the performance isn't optimal, or where upgrades could be carried out.""One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in the infrastructure. You also get alerts if something is happening in the network. There are many features and benefits. It is serving our customers in knowing exactly how their network is performing in terms of reliability. It also helps them in planning the capacity. They know how much bandwidth the branches are consuming."

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"The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure.""I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.""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.""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.""I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company.""The solution is pretty stable."

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Cons
"In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial.""Their pricing model needs improvement."

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"We would like the navigation of this solution to be more user friendly for our system administrators.""The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the kind of reports they are getting. Sometimes, they want to see reports in their own format. Customizing those reports with Jasper is not very easy. It could be because of the knowledge gap. If you have the knowledge of how Jasper can be configured to suit customer requirements in terms of reporting, it is good. There was a time a customer complained about one issue related to Netflow analysis. Broadcom has a separate model for that, but the customer wanted everything bundled together. It could also have IP management so that I am able to see or analyze IPs so that the IPs that are already in use don't get assigned."

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"The installation and monitoring need improvement.""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.""The way Nagios displays information isn't easy for a new user to understand. It's not intuitive enough. You need to read some tutorials or be trained to understand what it's displaying. Also, I think it needs more features to improve network visibility because there are some things you can't detect.""The technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly.""It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."
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  • "Customers pay for the license and the support."
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  • "Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."
  • "For our country in North Africa, it's expensive and we could purchase another solution for that price. But it's a reasonable price if we're speaking in international terms."
  • "Nagios XI is open source."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable."
  • "It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time… more »
    Top Answer:Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an… more »
    Top Answer:As I went through learning the querying, it could have been a little more intuitive. I'm still fresh into the system. In… more »
    Top Answer:This solution allows us to have an overview of the infrastructure and identify areas where the performance isn't… more »
    Top Answer:We would like the navigation of this solution to be more user-friendly for our system administrators. Also, the solution… more »
    Top Answer:We mainly use the solution for infrastructure monitoring on our customers' in-house systems.
    Top Answer:It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure.
    Top Answer:I don't deal with the licensing aspect of the product.
    Top Answer:For some, it may be difficult to deploy. The process could be simplified. We'd like to see more integration… more »
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    Also Known As
    DX Infrastructure Manager, DX Infrastructure Manager for Z Systems and CA UIM for zSystems, CA UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager), CA Nimsoft Monitor, CA UIM, DX Infrastructure Manager
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    Overview

    NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

    DX Unified Infrastructure Management is the only solution that provides an open architecture, full-stack observability and zero-touch configuration for monitoring traditional data center, public cloud, and hybrid infrastructure environments.

    Designed to ensure an optimal end-user experience, this solution provides a modern HTML5 operations console that makes it easy and fast for today’s IT teams to implement, use, and scale – leading to faster time to value.

    Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

    Offer
    Remotely Monitor and Optimize Your IT Operations

    Monitor and optimize all your organization's infrastructure even while working from home. Sign up for the 30-day trial to see how NetApp Cloud Insights helps to maintain availability, optimize cloud spend, and identify data security threats.

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    Sample Customers
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    CBNCloud, IIJ Global Singapore, AT&S, AXSOS, Aozora Bank, HCL Technologies, IntelliNet, Securex
    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    DX Unified Infrastructure Management vs. Nagios XI
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DX Unified Infrastructure Management vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DX Unified Infrastructure Management is ranked 28th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. DX Unified Infrastructure Management is rated 9.0, while Nagios XI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of DX Unified Infrastructure Management writes "Good topology, good stability and scalability, and useful for knowing about network performance and planning the network capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". DX Unified Infrastructure Management is most compared with Zabbix, DX Spectrum, Datadog, SCOM and Broadcom Network Flow Analysis, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM. See our DX Unified Infrastructure Management vs. Nagios XI report.

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