We performed a comparison between Nagios Core 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.
"The solution is quite efficient."
"The most valuable feature of Nagios Core is it allows us to develop and add as many plugins as we want."
"The most valuable feature of Nagios Core is the ability to check the availability of the server for network connectivity. Additionally, the interface is good."
"The application performance monitoring feature is valuable."
"I like that it's very simple to install, easy to manage and deploy, and easy to use for monitoring."
"It is fairly easy to set up, and we can monitor pretty much everything we want to."
"Nagios Core is stable."
"Provides timely notifications."
"Nagios XI is stable."
"The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system."
"It's a monitoring agent. It's designed to do one thing. Its most valuable feature is its monitoring."
"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 software made in-house to software of bigger companies."
"Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature."
"The solution is pretty stable."
"The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times."
"Nagios Core could improve by adding a user interface. If you want the user interface you have to use Nagios XI."
"It would be nice if the company offered a sales or contract manager that was dedicated to our company so that we would have some sort of link to Nagios, and if we had issues or questions, we'd be able to contact them directly."
"We're using the free version, which limits us in terms of the things that we can do. If we had the paid version, a lot of our issues would probably go away. For example, we can't isolate instances that are being built or updated with the production ones. When they're being built, on Nagios, they're showing in red. It'd be nice to be able to partition those off until they're all green, and then we can bring them into the environment. This is probably because we've got the free version and not the paid version. If we went for the paid version, it would probably allow us to do exactly what we want to or remove the restrictions that we have, but if we are able to isolate instances in the free version, it would make life much easier."
"I believe Nagios Core will need to provide an option for big data platforms in the future."
"The initial setup process could be easier."
"The mapping is a little hard."
"I would like to see a sensor that shows the traffic of a user and what they're doing on the network."
"The dashboard and monitoring features could be improved."
"The reporting structure could be more streamlined."
"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."
"It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure."
"We'd like to see more integration capabilities."
"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."
"It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up."
"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."
This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.
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.”
Nagios Core is ranked 10th in Network Monitoring Software with 12 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. Nagios Core is rated 8.4, while Nagios XI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Well priced, lightweight and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Icinga, OP5 Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Centreon, SolarWinds NPM and Icinga. See our Nagios Core vs. Nagios XI report.
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