Nagios Reviews

Dario Leon - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Consultor Senior Unix/Linux - Freelance at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Top 10
The product allows me to monitor a phone with address IP on a desk to very big servers of any company
Pros and Cons
  • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have installed  Nagios Core and Nagios XI on many customers in Latam successfully. A good use case was one customer with many servers (upper 1000) and many routers and switches (upper 2000), they wanted to monitoring operating systems and switches ports, Nagios worked like to swiss watch.

    How has it helped my organization?

    With Nagios, I can monitor since a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company. Also, I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies. Nagios is great for verify quality and quantity in a datacenter. Nagios can show if there are problems showed behavior in datacenters.

    What is most valuable?

    The community, Nagios XI is made on Nagios Core base, and the community makes plugins on almost any language of programming. Nagios is not owned by any brand.

    The second feature is Nagios is very friendly, if you can customize the tool to the specific environment.

    What needs improvement?

    If you want the best security: Log Server is better. If you need in-depth networking, I recommend Network Analyzer. If you want any other implementation of Nagios, the best is Nagios Fusion.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    More than ten years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Nagios is very stable, We haven't reports on problems with the Nagios servers in never opportunities.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    You should be careful when you monitor many hardwares with many softwares, the performance of one license could be compromised. You need to manage more than one license if you have an infrastructure which is very large.

    How are customer service and support?

    10 out of 10.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Yes, I have used other solutions. I switched to Nagios, because Nagios is not linked with any brand that's independent. This is good because you can monitor any brand of switches, routers, servers, central phones, etc.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial configuration is very easy. The complex is customizing the solution.

    What about the implementation team?

    We are an expert consultant, who implements for customers.

    What was our ROI?

    It's complicated answer this question, but the ROI depends on Datacenter.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I evaluated Zenoss, Zabbix, SolarWinds, and other solutions.

    What other advice do I have?

    You will need an expert consultant for the best implementation.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We have a partnership with Nagios.
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    Nagios Questions

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Nov 01 2022

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Core, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Nov 01 2022

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Nov 01 2022

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Core.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Nov 01 2022

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Core?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Oct 19 2022

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Oct 19 2022

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Log Server, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Oct 19 2022

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Log Server.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Oct 19 2022

    Hi,

    We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

    Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Oct 19 2022

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Log Server?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Sep 28 2022

    Hi,

    We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

    Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Sep 16 2022

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Sep 16 2022

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Fusion, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Sep 16 2022

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Fusion.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Sep 16 2022

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Fusion?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Aug 31 2022

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios XI, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Aug 02 2022

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios XI.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Aug 02 2022

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Aug 02 2022

    Hi,

    We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

    Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Aug 02 2022

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios XI?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Jul 07 2022

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Network Analyzer, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Jul 07 2022

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Network Analyzer.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Jul 07 2022

    Hi,

    We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

    Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    Jul 07 2022

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Network Analyzer?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Carlos_Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
    Carlos_Gonzalez
    Co-Founder at Xmartic

    Hello, 

    I'm working at a Tech Services company and I would like to understand the competitive advantages of Nagios XI vs other Network Performance Monitoring
    (NPM) tools.

    Can you share your expertise on this topic?
    Thanks

    Dario Leon - PeerSpot reviewer
    Dario Leon Hi, Nagios is great because the tool has a lot of plugins, customizable.… more »
    Henry-Steinhauer - PeerSpot reviewer
    Henry-SteinhauerThe biggest question is how much work do you want to do?  With Nagios you have… more »
    Tjeerd Saijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
    Tjeerd SaijoenIn Nagios you have to build from templates so more development work and you need… more »
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    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Network Analyzer, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Network Analyzer.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Network Analyzer?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    reviewer1330533 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Partner Technical Support & Escalation Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
    I am a partner of technical support and an escalation manager at a computer software company focused on enabling the secure collection of personal data via phone. I am currently researching Nagios XI and Opsview Monitor. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend...
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    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Nagios Fusion, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Nagios Fusion.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Nagios Fusion?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

    Hi,

    We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

    Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nagios Core vs Nagios XI. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Nagios Core and Nagios XI? Which of these two solutions would you recomm...
    Read More »
    it_user1142991 - PeerSpot reviewer
    it_user1142991Ultimately NagiosXI is the better solution than Core but shortlisting NagiosXI… more »
    William Linn - PeerSpot reviewer
    William LinnI installed it in my AWS and Google cloud computing environments. Following the… more »
    2 Answers
    Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
    Miriam Tover
    Senior Delivery Ops Manager
    PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nagios Core vs Nagios XI. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Nagios Core and Nagios XI? Which of these two solutions would you recomm...
    Read More »
    it_user1142991 - PeerSpot reviewer
    it_user1142991Ultimately NagiosXI is the better solution than Core but shortlisting NagiosXI… more »
    William Linn - PeerSpot reviewer
    William LinnI installed it in my AWS and Google cloud computing environments. Following the… more »
    2 Answers
    it_user82725 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Sr Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
    We are looking for a monitoring solution. One option is Nagios where there are custom plugins available to monitoring Weblogic health & Oracle SOA suite components. Can you please let me know your valuable input as to whether PRTG can be used to monitor Oracle SOA infrastructure?  Some metr...
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    Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
    Avigail Sugarman
    Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
    it_user102387 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Owner with 51-200 employees

    We are about to make a choice for a Networking Monitor and the finalists are PRTG and Nagios.

    Do you have a comparison chart to help us to make a final decision?

    Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
    Ariel Lindenfeld
    Sr. Director of Community
    PeerSpot

    Which features of Nagios do you find to be the most helpful? Which need improvement?

    Please share your experiences with the community - there are lots of people trying to decide between Nagios, Zabbix, SolarWinds, HP, etc.