Checkmk vs Nagios

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Nagios vs Checkmk: What are the differences?

Nagios: Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License; Checkmk: A tool for Infrastructure & Application Monitoring. It is a software developed for IT Infrastructure monitoring. It is used for the monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures, containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

Nagios and Checkmk belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Nagios are:

  • Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
  • Spot problems before they occur
  • Know immediately when problems arise

On the other hand, Checkmk provides the following key features:

  • State-based monitoring
  • Log- and event-based monitoring
  • Graphing and analytics

Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 35 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Checkmk?

It is a software developed for IT Infrastructure monitoring. It is used for the monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures, containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
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        What are some alternatives to Checkmk and Nagios?
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        Decisions about Checkmk and Nagios
        Conor Myhrvold
        Conor Myhrvold
        Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 10 upvotes · 555.9K views
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        Nagios
        Nagios
        Grafana
        Grafana
        Graphite
        Graphite
        Prometheus
        Prometheus

        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.

        To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

        https://eng.uber.com/m3/

        (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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        How developers use Checkmk and Nagios
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        ShadowICT uses NagiosNagios

        We use Nagios to monitor our stack and alert us when problems arise. Nagios allows us to monitor every aspect of each of our servers such as running processes, CPU usage, disk usage, and more. This means that as soon as problems arise, we can detect them and call out an engineer to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

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        Analytical Informatics uses NagiosNagios

        We use Nagios to monitor customer instances of Bridge and proactively alert us about issues like queue sizes, downed services, errors in logs, etc.

        Avatar of OnlineCity
        OnlineCity uses NagiosNagios

        We use nagios based OpsView to monitor our server farm and keep everything running smoothly.

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        Peter Degen-Portnoy uses NagiosNagios

        Monitor web servers, databases, utility servers

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        Veggie Sailor uses NagiosNagios

        For the monitoring full stack of the platform.

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