Nagios vs. Kibana vs. collectd

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What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.

What is 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.
Why do developers choose Nagios?
Why do you like Nagios?

Why do developers choose Kibana?
Why do you like Kibana?

Why do developers choose collectd?
Why do you like collectd?

What are the cons of using Nagios?
No Cons submitted yet for Nagios
Downsides of Nagios?

What are the cons of using Kibana?
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What are the cons of using collectd?
No Cons submitted yet for collectd
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How much does Nagios cost?
How much does Kibana cost?
Kibana Pricing
How much does collectd cost?
What companies use Nagios?
218 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use Kibana?
1051 companies on StackShare use Kibana
What companies use collectd?
13 companies on StackShare use collectd
What tools integrate with Nagios?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Nagios
What tools integrate with Kibana?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Kibana
What tools integrate with collectd?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with collectd

What are some alternatives to Nagios, Kibana, and collectd?

  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
  • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources

See all alternatives to Nagios

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Monitoring Public/Private/Virtual Clouds with Nagios
Nagios Update: Core 4.4.3
Kibana 6.2.0 is released
Kibana 6.1.3 and 5.6.7 released
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