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Icinga vs Sensu: What are the differences?

What is Icinga? A resilient, open source monitoring system. 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.

What is Sensu? Open source monitoring framework. A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

Icinga and Sensu can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

Sensu is an open source tool with 2.96K GitHub stars and 389 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sensu's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Icinga and Sensu
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 60.7K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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Pros of Icinga
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      Support for almost anything
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      Easy setup
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      Message routing
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      Devs can code their own checks
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      Ease of use
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      Nagios plugin compatibility
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      Price
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      Easy configuration, scales well and performance is good
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      What is 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.

      What is Sensu?

      Sensu is the future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain deep visibility into their multi-cloud environments.

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      What are some alternatives to Icinga and Sensu?
      Nagios
      Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
      Shinken
      Shinken's main goal is to give users a flexible architecture for their monitoring system that is designed to scale to large environments. Shinken is backwards-compatible with the Nagios configuration standard and plugins. It works on any operating system and architecture that supports Python, which includes Windows, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.
      Zabbix
      Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
      PRTG
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      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.
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