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2018-05-23T10:30:00Z

What needs improvement with Nagios Core?

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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?

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Top 5Real User

Recommendation: 1 Provide a user friendly GUI to configure various hosts/services using a graphical frontend. Recommendation: 2 To monitor bandwidth utilization statistics (Just like Cacti) under Nagios Core. I completely understood that Nagios is actually an incident management system, not a bandwidth monitoring tool. So, I tried a lot to integrate Cacti into Nagios but the results are not satisfactorily.

2021-09-10T17:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The latest version is a bit more difficult. There have been some changes that have not really improved the solution. We have a new manager coming in, and they will watch and see over the course of the year if the solution needs any specific improvements. We're still in the process of testing the solution. The implementation and deployment might need to be slightly improved. 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. It would be good if the solution had some sort of alarm system to alert managers to any issues. We get good alerts, they just need to get to the right person more efficiently.

2021-01-14T05:23:20Z
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Top 5Real User

Most of the issues have been covered through Nagios XI, but they could select some of the small features that are in the paid version and include them as part of Nagios Core. Especially the graphical user interface in terms of configuration when you add in hosts, you have to use CAC and CLI to add hosts. You could use the GUI to add hosts instead. The scalability needs improvement, it's not scalable at this time.

2020-09-27T04:09:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The core version is no match for the XI version. But the OEM should consider introducing some of the features of the XI version in the core version so that potential customers are actually compelled to to consider upgrading to the enterprise version

2019-09-09T09:38:00Z
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Real User

I am satisfied, but I think there is a little bit of improvement that can be made. Lessening the price point would be an improvement. I would like to see more training videos. It is a vast product and it covers so many areas and so many kinds of devices, so I do understand that it's a challenge when you want some kind of integration, or add a plugin, to always have documentation. But, yeah, as much as possible on the documentation, if it can be done better, that would be good. If there was more application monitoring, it would be much better.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Real User

It's not that easy to install the product itself. Also, the UI is a bit hard for regular users to navigate through. In addition, I would appreciate an FNP server for sending emails, which now depends on the resting servers for Nagios Core. If it comes with its own FNP server, it would be much better. Also, if it can be installed in other cores, that would be awesome but right now it only uses Linux. Alias excavation and configurations from the wall rather than the server itself would be great improvements. Also, general UI enhancements and better UX, user experience.

2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
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Real User

This is the open source product, so it's a toolkit rather than a complete solution. See Nagios XI for a more complete version.

2019-04-10T09:48:00Z
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Real User

The GUI of the Core is still a long way off, but the features are 100 percent above average. It would be great to see better UI themes which could be configured by Netadmin or instructions that help combine graphs and Nagios.

2018-06-20T18:34:00Z
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In terms of any further features, that would bump us into their paid product. For what we get and what we use, and all the libraries that are available, it's pretty robust. However, for the version we're using, making it a little easier to configure and set up from the start would help. There are multiple layers that you have to wade through to be able to set it up, to do it the right way, and to get it to do what you want it to do.

2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
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