Nagios vs Netdata vs Sysdig

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Nagios

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886
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102
Netdata

172
308
+ 1
65
Sysdig

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+ 1
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Decisions about Nagios, Netdata, and Sysdig
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 59.3K 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  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point.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 Nagios
Pros of Netdata
Pros of Sysdig
  • 53
    It just works
  • 28
    The standard
  • 12
    Customizable
  • 8
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 1
    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
  • 16
    Free
  • 12
    Easy setup
  • 9
    Graphs are interactive
  • 7
    Well maintained on github
  • 6
    Montiors datasbases
  • 6
    Monitors nginx, redis, logs
  • 3
    Can submit metrics to Time Series databases
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    Netdata is also a statsd server
  • 1
    Written in C
  • 1
    GPLv3
  • 0
    Easy Alert Setop
  • 0
    Hoa
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Powerful web app
  • 3
    Monitoring

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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 Netdata?

Netdata democratizes monitoring, empowering IT teams to know more about their infrastructure, enabling them to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, collaborate to solve problems, and make data-driven decisions to move business forward.

What is Sysdig?

Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command line interface and a powerful interactive UI, csysdig, that runs in your terminal. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop + iftop + lsof + awesome sauce. With state of the art container visibility on top.

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What are some alternatives to Nagios, Netdata, and Sysdig?
Zabbix
Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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.
Solarwinds
Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community.
AppDynamics
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