"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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.
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