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Nagios Reviews

Hattab Mahdi
IT Project Manager at unpa
Real User
Top 10
The database is stable and I don't have any problems with the solution

Pros and Cons

  • "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 is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure."

What is our primary use case?

In total, our company has 900 employees and I work on a four-member administrative security team. All of our company's infrastructure is covered by Nagios XI, including our server, databases, switches, router, and data center. We use a hybrid setup that combines a virtual and physical local server with a cloud server. We implemented Nagios XI in our data center because it's installed in a VM, or virtual machine, and works easily with this data server.

What is most valuable?

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. SMTP services can be monitored with Nagios XI. We use Nagios' mail features to send email alerts to the IT team to let them know we have an issue on our server, a problem with the databases, or updates about the availability of a server.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Nagios integrate the team mail with the SMS gateway so we can send text alerts. It's difficult to use. To activate this option, you have to activate something from another script then use a shell script to integrate via another gateway SMS. Also, it would be great if it were integrated with another solution to generate logs, like PCM, AlienVault, or Splunk. We want alerts integrated with a system to generate logs. AlienVault and Splunk could enable this option. It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have 10 years of experience with Nagios.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The database is stable and I don't have any problems with the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I think it's average. It's not fast, but I think it's okay. For the price, I think the quality of support is normal.

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

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. If we compare it with another solution in the global IT world, then I think it's a reasonable price.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Nagios XI eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Nagios Questions

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 21 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Nagios XI?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 10 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 10 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

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

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 10 2021

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?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 10 2021

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.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 10 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Nagios Core?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Carlos_Gonzalez
Co-Founder at Xmartic
Jul 13 2021

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

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Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

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?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

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?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Nagios Network Analyzer?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

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
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Nagios Log Server?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!