Nagios vs RRDtool

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Nagios vs RRDtool: What are the differences?

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; RRDtool: High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

Nagios and RRDtool can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

"It just works" is the primary reason why developers consider Nagios over the competitors, whereas "Do one thing and do it well" was stated as the key factor in picking RRDtool.

Nagios and RRDtool are both open source tools. RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nagios with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks.

What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is RRDtool?

RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.
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        What are some alternatives to Nagios and RRDtool?
        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 RRDtool
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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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