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Nagios XI vs. Spiceworks
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""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 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.""The solution is pretty stable.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system."

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"It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties. Spiceworks also gave me visibility in terms of what software was installed on each device and its status.""Spiceworks is generic and free.""The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."

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"The technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""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.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""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.""It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""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.""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."

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"Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.""Once a device was recognized on the network, Spiceworks never got rid of it even after you took it off the network. You had to go in and manually remove it.""There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."

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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."
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    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 »
    Top Answer:Spiceworks is generic and free.
    Top Answer:Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.
    Top Answer:We're using Spiceworks mainly for infrastructure monitoring.
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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.

    From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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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.
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Manufacturing Company23%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Retailer9%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Construction Company11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Transportation Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise19%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Nagios XI vs. Spiceworks
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nagios XI is ranked 10th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 8 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 37th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 7.8, while Spiceworks is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Helpful for ticketing and visibility, but doesn't remove unused devices automatically". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Centreon, Nagios Core and SolarWinds NPM, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, Lansweeper and Auvik. See our Nagios XI vs. Spiceworks report.

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