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Alternatives to Nagios

Zabbix, Splunk, Icinga, Solarwinds, and AppDynamics are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Nagios.
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What is Nagios and what are its top alternatives?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Nagios is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Nagios is an open source tool with 59 GitHub stars and 42 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Nagios

  • Zabbix
    Zabbix

    Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics. ...

  • Splunk
    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • Icinga
    Icinga

    It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application. ...

  • Solarwinds
    Solarwinds

    Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community. ...

  • AppDynamics
    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics. ...

  • PRTG
    PRTG

    It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications. ...

  • Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true. ...

  • collectd
    collectd

    collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too. ...

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Zabbix

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Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources
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PROS OF ZABBIX
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    Free
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    Alerts
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    Service/node/network discovery
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    Templates
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    Base metrics from the box
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    Multi-dashboards
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    SMS/Email/Messenger alerts
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    Grafana plugin available
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    Supports Graphs ans screens
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    Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
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    Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)
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    API available for creating own apps
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    Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
  • 1
    Works with multiple databases
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    Advanced integrations
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    Supports multiple protocols/agents
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    Complete Logs Report
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    Open source
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    Supports large variety of Operating Systems
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    Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
CONS OF ZABBIX
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    The UI is in PHP
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    Puppet module is sluggish

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My team is divided on using Centreon or Zabbix for enterprise monitoring and alert automation. Can someone let us know which one is better? There is one more tool called Datadog that we are using for cloud assets. Of course, Datadog presents us with huge bills. So we want to have a comparative study. Suggestions and advice are welcome. Thanks!

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I am looking for an easy to set up and use monitoring solution for my servers and network infrastructure. What are the main differences between Checkmk and Zabbix? What would you recommend and why?

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Splunk

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Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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PROS OF SPLUNK
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    Ability to style search results into reports
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    Alert system based on custom query results
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    API for searching logs, running reports
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    Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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    Query any log as key-value pairs
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    Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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    Granular scheduling and time window support
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    Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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    Dashboarding on any log contents
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    Rich GUI for searching live logs
CONS OF SPLUNK
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    Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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Icinga

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      One size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to open source monitoring solutions, and executing generally understood best practices in the context of unique distributed systems presents all sorts of problems. Megan Anctil, a senior engineer on the Technical Operations team at Slack gave a talk at an O’Reilly Velocity Conference sharing pain points and lessons learned at wrangling known technologies such as Icinga, Graphite, Grafana, and the Elastic Stack to best fit the company’s use cases.

      At the time, Slack used a few well-known monitoring tools since it’s Technical Operations team wasn’t large enough to build an in-house solution for all of these. Nor did the team think it’s sustainable to throw money at the problem, given the volume of information processed and the not-insignificant price and rigidity of many vendor solutions. With thousands of servers across multiple regions and millions of metrics and documents being processed and indexed per second, the team had to figure out how to scale these technologies to fit Slack’s needs.

      On the backend, they experimented with multiple clusters in both Graphite and ELK, distributed Icinga nodes, and more. At the same time, they’ve tried to build usability into Grafana that reflects the team’s mental models of the system and have found ways to make alerts from Icinga more insightful and actionable.

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      Solarwinds

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      PROS OF SOLARWINDS
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          AppDynamics

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          PROS OF APPDYNAMICS
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            Deep code visibility
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            Powerful
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            Great visualization
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            Real-Time Visibility
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            Easy Setup
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            Comprehensive Coverage of Programming Languages
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            Deep DB Troubleshooting
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            Excellent Customer Support
          CONS OF APPDYNAMICS
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          Software Engineer at IVP · | 6 upvotes · 972.4K views

          Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

          Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

          Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

          Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

          Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

          Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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          I am trying to evaluate Site24x7 against AppDynamics, Dynatrace, and New Relic. Has anyone used Site24X7? If so, what are your opinions on the tool? I know that the license costs are very low compared to other tools in the market. Other than that, are there any major issues anyone has encountered using the tool itself?

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          PRTG

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              Prometheus

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              An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
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              PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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                Flexible query language
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                Dimensional data model
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                Alerts
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                Active and responsive community
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                Extensive integrations
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                Easy to setup
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                Beautiful Model and Query language
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                Easy to extend
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                Nice
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                Written in Go
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                Good for experimentation
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                Easy for monitoring
              CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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                Just for metrics
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                Bad UI
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                Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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                Not easy to configure and use
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                TLS is quite difficult to understand
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              Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

              By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

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              Matt Menzenski
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              Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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              collectd

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              PROS OF COLLECTD
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