Who Uses This Software?

Businesses of all sizes!


Average Ratings

5 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • The Icinga Project
  • www.icinga.com
  • Germany

About Icinga

An open source extendable monitoring solution with object-based configuration.


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Icinga Features

  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Icinga Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The ultimate tool for server monitoring

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The build-in icingaweb plugin is great and allows our less-technical employees to still use this application. Initial set-up can be tricky, but the community following is great and generally very helpful. Extending the number of hosts or services checked is a breezy, with easy "clone this object" functionalities on the web interface, or detailed customization for the sysadmin. The fact that you can customize alerting for a specific time of day for your various users is a life-saver.

Cons: As stated before, the initial set-up is tricky, with varying steps needed depending on the OS it is running on. Also, installing an agent on the servers that need to be monitored requires some trial and error. As with any complicated piece of software, the learning curve is quite steep.

Overall: After getting past the initial hurdle of setup, the software worked exactly as advertised and allowed our company to have much better monitoring of our servers. It has also allowed us to get much more information about these servers than before that helps us determine business priorities.

It works. And it's free and flexible.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's open source. It has most basic monitoring functionalities that you need. Also, it can literally monitor anything. You can use Nagios plugins and very easy to create your owns and add to monitoring. You can customize it to your needs. Very few issues and keeps running.

Cons: Icinga Community is great there. But for some of the issues, it is very hard to find resolutions faster. I felt the user documentation had not been that helpful sometimes. But they have improved a lot.

Overall: It does the all basic monitoring you need.

Icinga2 is an excellent contender in the monitoring world

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Icinga2 fills a niche very similar to that of the Nagios project. Where Icinga excels (over Nagios) is in the niceties of its configuration language, as well as many advanced features. As an open source project, Icinga offers a free, open, and complete solution for most operation monitoring. In particular, Icinga is great for monitoring hosts and alerting on basic metrics.

Cons: There are a few disadvantages of Icinga -- the frontend is php, the stack is fairly monolithic, and the architecture does not take advantage of time-series databases. Having used (and set up) both monolithic monitoring infrastructure and pipelined infrastructure, I have found that although the monolithic (nagios/icinga2) systems have a much lower barrier to entry, a pipelined architecture tends to be more maintainable for more advanced requirements.

Overall: Monitoring is a question to be considered carefully -- rarely is a solution one-size-fits-all. Icinga2 is a great option for basic monitoring.

Excellent evoloution of Nagion

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Extends on Nagios feature set and receives more regular updates.

Cons: "2.0" theme is awful, clunky and hard to work with. Original classic theme dating back to Nagios era works best.

Overall: Good

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Complete application for all you server monitoring needs

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Icinga has many great features, such as per-user notification periods, resource templates and performance data storage. It can use all available Nagios plugins, so you gain access to the entire community plugins suite.

Cons: Icinga is difficult to set up, especially if you use the command line for this. The associated web interface can not be customized and responds a bit slow.

Overall: We use this to monitor and collect data of all our servers.