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Nagios XI vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company.""I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times.""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.""Nagios XI is stable.""Nagios XI is a simple monitoring tool with performance management.""The solution is pretty stable."

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"The tried and tested services that Oracle provides is second to none.""It is the best monitoring tool for Oracle databases.""I like that it's stable.""This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues.""The product gives us as much control as we can have by providing a complete picture of the whole set of Oracle products.""It's a useful feature to be able to see the top SQL, the number of executions, the CPU, and the resources that it's using.""We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration.""The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring."

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"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.""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.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""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.""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.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly."

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"In my opinion, rather than a younger DBA, think the user interface could be improved.""I would like to see better pricing.""The user interface is not very interactive. It needs improvement.""Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics.""In my experience, the monitoring could be improved.""The solution has a very large resource system. It's too big. There are too many items.""There's a lot of documentation to go through as a new user.""The solution is considered expensive."

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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."
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  • "We are satisfied with the pricing."
  • "There is only the standard licensing fee. There are no other costs."
  • "Evaluate your requirements carefully. Elaborate DR and HA setup of OEM can become expensive."
  • "Be careful to only enable the packs for which you have a license as this is an issue we see time and again."
  • "The solution is inexpensive to purchase."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "The licensing is the responsibility of our customers."
  • "There are a few bugs with the software which require opening SRs with Oracle Support which contribute to the day-to-day cost. Perhaps 8 hours per month is spent dealing with support, just as a rough guess."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring.
    Top Answer:The licensing is the responsibility of our customers. Other than having the expertise to put it together, and then use it properly, there are no additional costs incurred beyond the standard licensing… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics.
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    Overview

    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.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager is an on-premises management platform that provides a comprehensive integrated solution for managing and automating your various Oracle products, including applications, databases, middleware, hardware, and engineered systems located either in your Oracle data center or in the cloud.

    With the Oracle Enterprise Manager's console, you can administer multiple databases and servers, distribute software to multiple servers and clients, monitor objects and events throughout the network, and integrate with other tools.

    Key Oracle Enterprise Manager Features and Products

    • Hardware and virtualization management: Manage all Oracle environments from one central console. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides management and automation for Oracle engineered systems, databases, middleware, and hardware.

    • Database management: Oracle’s Database management provides a full lifecycle solution for updates and configuration management, patching, provisioning, testing, performance management and automatic tuning.

    • Application performance management (APM): User and database monitoring with diagnostics and performance analysis that provide rich reporting on real user activities.

    • Enterprise monitoring: Built-in monitoring of all components of the IT infrastructure enables rapid problem diagnosis. Both Oracle and non-Oracle components are constantly monitored.

    • Oracle real user experience insight: Insights on real user experiences and preferences enable businesses and IT stakeholders to develop a shared understanding into their application users’ experience.

    • Non-Oracle management: Oracle Enterprise Manager manages non-Oracle components with a comprehensive set of plugins. The self-update mechanism allows customers to download, import, and deploy extensions built by Oracle, Oracle partners, and Oracle customers. These extensions enjoy the same level of stability as Oracle's own products.

    • Installation and upgrade: The upgrade process provides efficient, reliable, secure data migration with minimal downtime of your environment.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Oracle Enterprise Manager stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its central management and monitoring and its reporting capabilities

    Robin C., head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services, writes, "The database performance monitoring features are very useful and allow us to quickly zero in on DB-related issues. Exadata storage server and Infiniband switches can be viewed from the GUI in OEM which cannot be done in other tools. The ability to deploy metric extensions makes this tool extensible for our custom monitoring also."

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of these features. A database manager at a tech services company notes, “The solution's most valuable aspect is the fact that it is embedded with the Oracle database and Oracle's engineering system, its extra data, and analytics.  They have plug-ins that are very helpful. Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product. They have a very nice graphical user interface. The monitoring is good. We can capture the SQL tune from us. With Oracle Enterprise Managers, we can see the rich performance tuning.”

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    Sample Customers
    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
    7-Eleven, Halliburton, Cisco, Garmin, Nationwide, Korea Telecom, Allied Irish Bank
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company26%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Nagios XI vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nagios XI is ranked 5th in Server Monitoring with 11 reviews while Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 4th in Server Monitoring with 15 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 7.8, while Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Enterprise Manager writes "Very helpful to have the ability to enable centralized control & administration of Oracle products from a single console". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core and Centreon, whereas Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Nutanix Database Services, Zabbix, Dynatrace, Quest Foglight for Databases and Microsoft Azure. See our Nagios XI vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager report.

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