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"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue.""Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc.""Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late.""Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment."

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"Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""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.""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.""The solution is pretty stable."

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"The most valuable feature is monitoring.""The initial setup was not complex.""The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches.""There are lots of great features and functionality within the solution.""The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines.""During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers.""The implementation process is very straightforward."

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"Their pricing model needs improvement.""In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial.""There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way.""When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions."

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"It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""The technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""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 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."

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"The documentation gets a bit messy between versions and is not too detailed, which is a bit painful for first-timers, especially when they run into issues.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""It could be more stable.""Zabbix isn't a great tool for cloud-specific monitoring - its connection to public clouds needs to be improved. Other areas for improvement would be the lack of dashboards and integrations.""The stability could be better.""We would like to monitor other touchpoints such as ATM machines. It would be great if it can provide monitoring of ATM machines. Compatibility with other products would also be great.""The user web interface is a little bit too basic, we need to link Zabbix to Grafana to have more options, such as graphs and charts. The interface needs to be improved. Additionally, there could be better integration with Grafana API.""I would like to remotely connect to the computer, and Zabbix doesn't have this capability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing model could be improved. We love that you can use it for free for looking at NetApp products. You only need licenses to look at non-NetApp products, but as soon as you do that, you start utilizing licenses that actually would have been free in the public. So, there is a bit of an anomaly in the licensing model."
  • "Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."
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  • "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."
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  • "I was using the free, Community Edition."
  • "We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
  • "We are using the free, open-source version."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
  • "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."
  • "My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
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    The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.
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    This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge. Support is something that you have to pay extra for.
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    An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.
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    Overview

    NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

    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.

    Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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    Monitor and optimize all your organization's infrastructure even while working from home. Sign up for the 30-day trial to see how NetApp Cloud Insights helps to maintain availability, optimize cloud spend, and identify data security threats.

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    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
    Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government7%
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    Manufacturing Company26%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Cloud Provider5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise47%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nagios XI is ranked 9th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 8.0, while Zabbix 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 Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Nagios XI is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Centreon, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and SCOM, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our Nagios XI vs. Zabbix report.

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