Icinga vs Lenovo XClarity Controller comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Icinga
Ranking in Server Monitoring
9th
Average Rating
7.6
Number of Reviews
17
Ranking in other categories
Network Monitoring Software (21st), IT Infrastructure Monitoring (21st), Cloud Monitoring Software (17th)
Lenovo XClarity Controller
Ranking in Server Monitoring
15th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Server Monitoring category, the mindshare of Icinga is 21.3%, up from 4.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Lenovo XClarity Controller is 7.2%, up from 6.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Server Monitoring
Unique Categories:
Network Monitoring Software
5.4%
IT Infrastructure Monitoring
5.4%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

Claudio Kuenzler - PeerSpot reviewer
May 30, 2023
A free and time-saving product that helps to monitor servers and network devices
I use the product for server and network device monitoring. A team of five people is managing the solution, and around 50 people are using the solution in the organization Pro-active monitoring and alerting helped us to decrease downtimes of services. The apply rules feature saves a lot of time.…
Leandro-Coelho - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 20, 2022
Quick scaling, easy to use, and useful mobile management
XClarity Controller is suitable for management because the solution sends alerts about what problems can happen and how to solve problems in performance security, or reliability The most valuable feature of Lenovo XClarity is the ease of use because of the interface browser that is highly…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted."
"The apply rules feature saves a lot of time."
"The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"The best thing about the solution is how it highlights errors, the issues, and what needs my attention. The solution directs me to areas that I should look for first."
"It is really easy in Icinga to create your own plugin and integrate it without any fuss. And it works just perfectly fine."
"Icinga has multiple automation and integration features. There is an API for everything and a web UI for configurations. The APIs enable you to automate tasks in Icinga. We can also use plugins to talk to the API. The Icinga Director talks to a database in the background, and you can import settings from the CMDB to all systems in Icinga."
"The ability to customize scripts and build your own queries to request information from the infrastructure elements you want to monitor. This level of personalization and customization is highly appreciated."
"The product's most valuable feature is its ability to provide insights into server status and alerts."
"The most valuable feature of Lenovo XClarity is the ease of use because of the interface browser that is highly compatible and it has mobile web management."
 

Cons

"At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos."
"Icinga’s automation could be improved."
"There is room for improvement in multi-tenancy. It's not perfect, not even really good. It's average, but it should be improved."
"One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine."
"I think the software is quite good, but we have had problems with getting it to recognize certain areas and amend certain checks, where we needed so we would have to create backend scripts for those checks. Though, being open source, it has the support to create backend scripts, it would be better to have these scripts in-built."
"In general, the product does not look good. However, it does what it is supposed to do. So, the improvements should focus on usability and UI."
"The tool currently fails to provide notifications to users."
"The solution lacks many features important to higher-level IT management and network support."
"Lenovo XClarity can improve the dashboard integration. For example, graphs could be better. Additionally, more integration with other vendors is needed. For example, VMware has integration with a lot of vendors."
"They could enable notifications on emails and phones regarding control panel information."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"We're using the free version of Icinga."
"The solution is cheap."
"This is an open-source solution with paid support."
"It is cost-effective, and the return on investment can be very interesting because the price is low."
"It's an open-source solution."
"Even though Icinga's financial cost is low, it is an expensive product regarding the resources required to maintain and operate it."
"The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products."
"The solution is free to use."
Information not available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Server Monitoring solutions are best for your needs.
792,483 professionals have used our research since 2012.
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
8%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Computer Software Company
19%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Government
7%
Retailer
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Icinga?
The best thing about the solution is how it highlights errors, the issues, and what needs my attention. The solution directs me to areas that I should look for first.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Icinga?
It is cost-effective, and the return on investment can be very interesting because the price is low. If you want to include this product in the services you offer to your customers, the return on i...
What needs improvement with Icinga?
There is room for improvement in multi-tenancy. It's not perfect, not even really good. It's average, but it should be improved. For instance, multi-tenancy for monitoring the virtual infrastructur...
What do you like most about Lenovo XClarity Controller?
The product's most valuable feature is its ability to provide insights into server status and alerts.
What needs improvement with Lenovo XClarity Controller?
They could enable notifications on emails and phones regarding control panel information.
What is your primary use case for Lenovo XClarity Controller?
We use Lenovo XClarity Controller for monitoring applications, contributing to delivering expected results to clients. In hardware management tasks, the focus is maintaining current firmware versio...
 

Also Known As

Icinga Cloud Monitoring
XClarity Controller, Lenovo XCC
 

Learn More

 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
Information Not Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Icinga vs. Lenovo XClarity Controller and other solutions. Updated: July 2024.
792,483 professionals have used our research since 2012.