Nagios vs PRTG

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Nagios vs PRTG: What are the differences?

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.

What is PRTG? A powerful & easy network monitoring software. It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.

Nagios can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while PRTG is grouped under "Network Monitoring".

Some of the features offered by Nagios are:

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

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

  • FLEXIBLE ALERTING
  • MULTIPLE USER INTERFACES
  • CLUSTER FAILOVER SOLUTION

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.

According to the StackShare community, Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 223 company stacks & 309 developers stacks; compared to PRTG, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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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 PRTG?

It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
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        What are some alternatives to Nagios and PRTG?
        Zabbix
        Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
        Splunk
        Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk 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
        AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
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        How developers use Nagios and PRTG
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        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.

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        OnlineCity uses NagiosNagios

        We use nagios based OpsView to monitor our server farm and keep everything running smoothly.

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        Peter Degen-Portnoy uses NagiosNagios

        Monitor web servers, databases, utility servers

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        Veggie Sailor uses NagiosNagios

        For the monitoring full stack of the platform.

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