Metricbeat vs Nagios: What are the differences?
Developers describe Metricbeat as "A Lightweight Shipper for Metrics". Collect metrics from your systems and services. From CPU to memory, Redis to NGINX, and much more, It is a lightweight way to send system and service statistics. On the other hand, Nagios is detailed as "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.
Metricbeat and Nagios belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Metricbeat are:
- System-Level Monitoring
- system-level CPU usage statistics
- Network IO statistics
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
Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.
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