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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.

Decisions about Nagios and PRTG
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 81K 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  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point.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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    It just works
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    The standard
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
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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
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    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.
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