Nagios vs Sysdig

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Nagios vs Sysdig: What are the differences?

Developers describe Nagios 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. On the other hand, Sysdig is detailed as "Open source container monitoring for all Linux container technologies, including Docker, LXC, etc". 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..

Nagios and Sysdig belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

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, Sysdig provides the following key features:

  • Real-Time Dashboard
  • Historical Replay
  • Dynamic Topology

"It just works" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Nagios, while over 2 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Sysdig.

Nagios and Sysdig are both open source tools. It seems that Sysdig with 5.7K GitHub stars and 530 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nagios with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Dropbox, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Nagios, whereas Sysdig is used by Vungle, CommonBond, and Gini. Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 177 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Sysdig, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

What is Nagios?

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

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 and Sysdig?
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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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