IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why

Icinga vs Nagios XI comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Icinga Logo
5,609 views|4,224 comparisons
Nagios Logo
18,724 views|16,227 comparisons
Q&A Highlights
Question: Icinga vs Nagios XI, which do you recommend?
Answer: Nagios XI can monitor computer endpoints using SNMP polling and traps. SNMP is just a sensor that any monitoring system can implement. What we have to look at, is how the core structure of the monitoring system is constructed. Icinga supports clustering, using satellite servers that run in separate zones. This is part of the core structure of Icinga, and should be very much considered when selecting a monitoring system. Probeturion is not meantioned here, but that system also has the same feature as Icinga. They do not call it satellite servers, but Agents. Agents can be installed in secure VLAN's without any connection to the internet and report back to the Cloud through Client Services. The difference is that Probeturion does not meantion thousands, but millions of simultaeous sensors.
Featured Review
Buyer's Guide
Icinga vs. Nagios XI
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Icinga vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything.""The drafts are easy but what I like about Icinga is that there are many add-ons that you can download."

More Icinga Pros →

"Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""Nagios XI is stable.""Nagios XI helps us monitor the bandwidth of the internet connection, HTTP, DNS, active directory services, and exchange data availability. We have multiple servers to monitor databases, availability of servers, and ping.""It's a monitoring agent. It's designed to do one thing. Its most valuable feature is its monitoring.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.""The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system.""The solution is pretty stable."

More Nagios XI Pros →

Cons
"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.""At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos."

More Icinga Cons →

"It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""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.""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 technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""The reporting structure could be more streamlined.""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.""I would like to be able to extend it to all of our data centers, whether they are in the cloud or not. It would be helpful if I could connect everywhere."

More Nagios XI Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's an open-source solution."
  • More Icinga Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "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."
  • More Nagios XI Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Network Monitoring Software solutions are best for your needs.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Answers from the Community
    Nurit Sherman
    Pankit Patel - PeerSpot reviewerPankit Patel
    Real User

    It is meantioned that Probeturion can monitor millions of sensors at the same time, as opposed to
    Icinga. This is true, but what could also been said is that Probeturion has a far more clever
    framework. For example; Probeturion allows for recursive dependencies that are based on boolean
    expressions. Icinga does not support that. Probeturion can have multiple timeouts which in turn can have multiple schedulers connected that in turn can be connected to notifications. Icinga have nothing like this. The only advantage of Icinga vs Probeturion is pricing. But even at this point
    Probeturion wins, because the costs will be saved by man hours.

    Albert Gill - PeerSpot reviewerAlbert Gill
    User

    My apologies, I have not worked with Icinga, ever, and Nagios only briefly – too briefly to offer an opinion. I am, personally speaking, now a Netscout man and I am sure that Netscout could and would provide a solution to your question that would knock his socks off, blow his hair back and put a big old smile on his/her face. ☺

    it_user864264 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user864264 (Director BroadCloud Product Management with 1,001-5,000 employees)
    User

    I would recommend Nagios XI as your network server monitoring tool.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything.
    Top Answer:The user experience – in terms of the usability of the application – could be improved. Another important thing is to work on a better tactical overview. Icinga should also be updated with the latest… more »
    Top Answer:It's a monitoring agent. It's designed to do one thing. Its most valuable feature is its monitoring.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable. It's approximately $6,000.00. It's good value for the money. There were no additional fees in addition to the standard licensing fee. We used the enterprise version; we… more »
    Top Answer:I would like them to have better public cloud discovery. I would like to be able to extend it to all of our data centers, whether they are in the cloud or not. It would be helpful if I could connect… more »
    Ranking
    34th
    Views
    5,609
    Comparisons
    4,224
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    334
    Rating
    7.5
    12th
    Views
    18,724
    Comparisons
    16,227
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    495
    Rating
    7.6
    Comparisons
    Zabbix logo
    Compared 37% of the time.
    Nagios Core logo
    Compared 11% of the time.
    Centreon logo
    Compared 9% of the time.
    PRTG Network Monitor logo
    Compared 8% of the time.
    Splunk logo
    Compared 5% of the time.
    Learn More
    Icinga
    Video Not Available
    Overview
    Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.

    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
    Learn more about Icinga
    Learn more about Nagios XI
    Sample Customers
    Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
    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
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company26%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Icinga vs. Nagios XI
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Icinga vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Icinga is ranked 34th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 12th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.6, while Nagios XI is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Icinga writes "Stable, open-source, easy to use, and checks can be run with Python code or shell scripts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, PRTG Network Monitor and Splunk, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SCOM. See our Icinga vs. Nagios XI report.

    See our list of best Network Monitoring Software vendors and best IT Infrastructure Monitoring vendors.

    We monitor all Network Monitoring Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.