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Logstash vs Nagios: What are the differences?

What is Logstash? Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data. Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.

What is 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.

Logstash belongs to "Log Management" category of the tech stack, while Nagios can be primarily classified under "Monitoring Tools".

Some of the features offered by Logstash are:

  • Centralize data processing of all types
  • Normalize varying schema and formats
  • Quickly extend to custom log formats

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

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

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider Logstash over the competitors, whereas "It just works" was stated as the key factor in picking Nagios.

Logstash and Nagios are both open source tools. It seems that Logstash with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.76K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nagios with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks.

reddit, Docplanner, and Harvest are some of the popular companies that use Logstash, whereas Nagios is used by Twitch, Vine Labs, and PedidosYa. Logstash has a broader approval, being mentioned in 551 company stacks & 270 developers stacks; compared to Nagios, which is listed in 176 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.

What is Logstash?

Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.

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 Logstash and Nagios?
    Fluentd
    Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure.
    Splunk
    Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    Beats
    Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
    Graylog
    Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
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    Decisions about Logstash and Nagios
    Conor Myhrvold
    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 9 upvotes · 507.1K views
    atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
    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 Logstash and Nagios
    Avatar of ShadowICT
    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.

    Avatar of Blue Kangaroo
    Blue Kangaroo uses LogstashLogstash

    Data ingestion, manipulation and re-pushing to other services.

    Avatar of Tongliang Liu
    Tongliang Liu uses LogstashLogstash

    Log aggregation from tons of production servers.

    Avatar of Peter Degen-Portnoy
    Peter Degen-Portnoy uses NagiosNagios

    Monitor web servers, databases, utility servers

    Avatar of Veggie Sailor
    Veggie Sailor uses NagiosNagios

    For the monitoring full stack of the platform.

    Avatar of douglasresende
    douglasresende uses LogstashLogstash

    I use to manager logs of any applications.

    Avatar of Tom Staijen
    Tom Staijen uses LogstashLogstash

    Move logs from RabbitMQ to ElasticSearch.

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    JosephYeo uses LogstashLogstash
    • 효율적으로 elastcsearch에 연결해주는 방법
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