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Icinga vs Shinken: What are the differences?

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; Shinken: Nagios compatible monitoring framework, written in Python. 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.

Icinga and Shinken can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Shinken is an open source tool with 1.08K GitHub stars and 355 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Shinken's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Icinga and Shinken
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 68.6K 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  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point.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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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 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.

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