Nagios Enterprises

Nagios Core


4 / 5
19 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Nagios administrators, sysadmins


Average Ratings

19 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Nagios Enterprises
  • www.nagios.org
  • Founded 2007
  • United States

About Nagios Core

Nagios Core is the open source monitoring engine that serves as the primary application around which hundreds of Nagios projects are built.


Nagios Core Features

  • Availability Testing
  • Event Logs
  • Event-Based Notifications
  • FTP Monitoring
  • Mail Server Monitoring
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Uptime Reporting

Nagios Core Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The standard for open source monitoring and alerting that scales with the growth of your environment

Feb 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -High adoption: Many IT shops are familiar with Nagios Core, lots of discussion and documentation available for the product. If there are questions we have, we can rely on the skillsets of our administrators, and fall-back to online documentation/community support.

-Multi-platform endpoint support: Monitoring Windows/Linux servers/workstations is possible, and is leverage in our environment for hundreds of endpoints.

-Adding nodes to monitor is simple: Nagios core functionality resides in just a few configuration files. One for monitored endpoints, one for the each of those endpoints' services, and group policies for different profiles of alerting/escalation settings

-On-call escalations: We use Nagios Core to notify on-call staff of outages for services for multip teams, via email and SMS messages. Nagios is the foundation of on-call system.

-Integrates well with revision control support: configurations are managed within config files, and can be easily managed and control with popular code revision software.

Cons: -Config file housekeeping: If there are multiple people contributing and managing config files for Nagios, there is a high potential for confusion and messiness within the config files. Training or clear policies regarding organization and contributions to theconfig files is HIGHLY recommended to maintain sanity. Clearly documented practices regarding notification groups for montored endpoints is also HIGHLY recommended to decrease the chances of confusing alerting behaviors for critical systems. Committing files to a revision control software is highly recommended and a watchful eye on the consistency of contributions is key.

-Not a slick feature-rich experience out of the box: What you put into it is what you get out of it. Like many open source solutions, commitment and resources from the stakeholders managing this solution will be required in order to get the most from it.

Nagios is a platform created to monitor network services and member teams of the same.

Apr 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - The main advantage of nagios is that it allows you to be aware of the status of each host and services belonging to a network.

- Another advantage that nagios has is that it has several types of alerts, with which it indicates the type of failure that a host can present and thus be able to solve it as quickly as possible.

- Nagios allows you to integrate with other platforms, something that enriches the amount of benefits you can get from this service.

- A very good advantage of Nagios is that its code is open, which allows you to make changes and adjustments according to the needs you have in your network.

Cons: - Something that would be good to improve in nagios is the fact that by increasing the amount of host in the network, the update takes a little longer, causing some delay in the alerts that can be issued.

- It would also be good to create a version with the basic functions and easy installation for users with little experience, since to configure nagios requires a certain level of knowledge with free software.

Overall: Nagios is a service mainly used to monitor the components of a network, it gives you the benefit that in case of any failure such as high latencies, packet loss or total loss, nagios issues alerts quickly so that you can solve the problem as soon as.

Capterra loader

Robust and fully functional with a huge learning curve. To use this you need to invest a lot of time

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Nagios Core can do literally anything you need it to thanks to the amazing developer community and their ability to program custom addons.

Need to monitor servers all over the world? No problem.

Need to schedule outages and downtime? No problem.

Need to monitor a custom system that only a handful of people use? There is most likely a module for that as well.

Cons: To make it all work, you need to have advanced knowledge of linux command line administration and the ability to modify configuration files from the command line. Also, a few years of practice won't hurt to learn how to fully utilize Nagios Core.

Overall: Monitoring of servers and individual services with easy to use notifications and alerts.

Nagios is a software created for the constant monitoring of equipment and network services

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Among the advantages offered by nagios, is the fact that you can monitor all the equipment and services you have in a network, in this way you can know the status of each one, something that is very useful to validate that everything is working correctly in network.

Another advantage that nagios has is that it gives you several types of alerts, it shows you if a host is missing packages, if it has high latencies or if it is completely down, this is useful because it helps you to better detect the type of failure that may occur .

Nagios also offers you the implementation with other platforms, which is useful when you monitor a network and at the same time use other tools to manage it.

Cons: Something that does not have very in favor nagios is that when the network is very large it takes a long time to update, which generates some delay in the alerts that can emit some host.

Another disadvantage that nagios has is that the configuration is somewhat complex, which requires high knowledge in that area.

Overall: Nagios is a platform that allows you to effectively monitor all the components or elements of a network. It offers several types of alerts with which you can identify the type of failure that the host or service may be presenting.

Nagios does monitoring well, as well as you have set it up correctly.

Jun 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about Nagios Core is that it is freeware and it does system monitoring pretty well for being free.

Cons: What I like least is that there is no graphical user interface, if you use Nagios you should really get Nagios XI to make your life easier when it comes to setting up monitors.

Overall: Monitoring is a key need in any Service Desk and Nagios helps with that a great deal. Make sure you have someone who will know how to setup monitors with in a command line environment or that you are using Nagios XI.

Nagios is monitoring standard

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Tons of monitoring plugins are already available on the internet and if not you can easily write your own plugin.

Communication between Nagios server and agents can be secured with SSL.

Stable and production ready.

Cons: Auto-discovery feature is missing.

User interface (website) is not modern and for example visualize section is useless.

You must manually distribute configs across your infrastructure.

Overall: We know about problems earlier then our customers.

is my first software in a network core and is an amazing software but, is not the most easy for use

Nov 29, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it have a nice map mode, show the status of all devices in the network: uptime, ping, packet loss. also show you the alerts history in the network, it use a very easy interface with basic colors: green for up status, yellow for packet loss and red for down status.

the installation in the core is so easy, and more if you use linux.

Cons: Configuration is not so easy, and the interface is only in english, maybe they can add more language on the interface.

Overall: it taught me everything on monitoring software

Capterra loader

Best free network monitoring tool.

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Besides the price (Free), this tool gives and admin the ability to monitor hosts and services on that host easily, reliably and accurately.

Cons: Configuring your host and services is a bit time consuming. But once you have it done it's done. Has to run on Linux

Capterra loader

An outdated look and feel mars an otherwise good server monitoring system

Jun 06, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is free to use (up to a certain number of hosts) and it contains a large range of helpful features; Several types of alerts, escalations, downtimes etc. are all possible.

Cons: It is tough to install and maintain, as some of the documentation is outdated. Configuration is complex, especially if you do it without a web frontend and it can be tricky to troubleshoot. Furthermore, the web interface (optional, but alot better to manage your hosts and checks) looks very outdated and clunky.

Overall: We use it for monitoring our servers and make sure they remain up and running smoothly.

Tool for monitoring network devices widely used in academic networks and ISPs

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nagios Core is an open source application, free and flexible when reviewing different services

Its configuration is very simple and can be done in just minutes, starting from a file with the IPs of all the computers in the network and its host name, which is always usually at hand. Once this configuration is done, the tool starts to get all the reports.

Cons: The reports by Nagios are too simple but very useful when describing the toplogy of the network and the general information of the devices that we can find with SNMP

Good open-source monitoring solution

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nagios is very easy to set up and for the most parts works flawlessly. Even when it doesn't work flawlessly it is very easy to troubleshoot due to its open source nature

Cons: Graphs and statistics are a bit more difficult to create. To create a graph view it takes a little bit more time to configure than other solutions out there.

Overall: Good monitoring solution

Excellent choice for monitor a server and a big network

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -Very easy to install.

-Based on Linux.

-Effective tool for watch all conection on a big network.

-Good for keeping track on the servers.

-The interface is simple.

-Use nagstamon for more efficency

Cons: -Initial configure is easy but adminitrate it is for specialist.

Is a amazing software it does it promises it's keeps his word

Solid monitoring platform

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Used Nagios for alerting capabilities and it never let us down.

Cons: Slow development, most users migrate off to use Icinga (a fork of Nagios) instead for this reason.

Overall: Excellent

Good, Old Nagios

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - reliable, proven tech

Cons: - doesn't scale well for many servers

Overall: I'm a user since like forever and Nagios never let me down. It's a little old-school these days, but it's better than start learning a new interface every odd week.

It is a widely used open source network monitoring tool

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is no need to install a specialized agent in the client. In some cases only

SNMP. It is an option for cases where it is not possible to install applications on clients

Cons: It can cause a greater load of activity on the client. You must install the

Agent on all computers that will be monitored.

Overall: Created to help administrators always have control over what is

happening in the network they manage and know the problems that occur in the

infrastructure network

We've had a lot of success using Nagios

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's great to have a way to track instantly when a branch goes down or when speeds may be effected due to abuse at a certain branch.

Cons: The fact that it's not very user friendly for people with little to no experience with command line, absent GUI for importing.

Overall: We know a branch has gone down sometimes even before they are aware. It gives us the best chance of getting a branch back online before business is impacted.

Capterra loader

Opensource main option to monitor your environment. Try it!

Jan 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Monitor even your soul. From Network, to automate the recovery, all you got to do with nagios! It's amazing!

Servers, logs, ports, everything!

Cons: A little difficult to start and learn to use. But just a little bit. After sometime you learn and the sky is your limit.

Overall: Opensource option in many companies. I may tell you that nearly everything is allowed to monitor or integrate in this tool. It's really amazing. Of course,some stuff require more time to do, that other applications, but certainly it can be done with nagios. I may say that if you didn't go what you want, you just not used the right plug-in.

Fantastic network monitoring

Aug 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Monitoring your network couldn't be easier with Nagios

Cons: It's open source and takes some time to setup and configure everything

Thanks, but no thanks!

Sep 19, 2017
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Well, at least I can say that it´s free and it´s on every Linux repository, so installation should be easy.

Cons: This application is very difficult to configure and its interface is terrible.

I´d rather use another application.