What is Nagios?

Nagios is a mighty open-source monitoring system that enables companies to identify and fix IT infrastructure issues before they affect critical business processes. Nagios monitors your entire IT infrastructure to guarantee systems, operations, services, and business processes are performing correctly. In the incident of a failure, Nagios can warn technical staff of the case, permitting them to commence remediation operations before outages affect business processes, end-users, or clients. With Nagios, you’ll never be left having to explain why an unseen structure outage hurts your association’s bottom line.

What is Zabbix?

Zabbix is an enterprise-level Open Source (GPLV2, Free!) monitoring software. It is one of the most popular and complete monitoring systems. It competes with commercial tools from HP, IBM, and other vendors. The total estimated number of users is more than 30.000. Zabbix scales up to 100.000 devices and 1.000.000 checks. It is a large-scale distributed monitoring. Zabbix can monitor absolutely all platforms and devices.

Nagios vs Zabbix

  • Alerts: One of the main features of the Nagios tool which differentiates it from others is that it sends alerts to the technical team and informs them about the issue. Whereas, on the other hand, the Zabbix tool does not have such functionality to send alerts or alarms to the technician and inform them about the raised issue.
  • Abilities: Another reason why the Nagios tool is preferred over its competitors is that it is a continuous monitoring tool that tests the performance of the system and sends instantaneous alerts for any raised issue in the system. But in the case of the Zabbix tool, it does not provide continuous monitoring but is a type of monitoring tool which helps to monitor the system and its components.
  • Visualizations: Nagios is known to come pre-equipped with an advanced set of dashboards that fit the requirements of monitoring networks and infrastructure components. Zabbix also provides graphs and dashboards but that is not enough in today’s world. As a result, to display metrics collected by Zabbix, users resort to other visualization tools.
  • UI: There are numerous reports that the UI/UX of the Zabbix tool has some issues as it does not use JavaScript for presenting the charts and graphs which creates problems to understand the data. But in the case of Nagios, it has an upper hand here as no such issue is there as the UI represents all the data.

As per the comparison, both the renowned tools have their capabilities and features. It depends on your infrastructure's need and the architecture, evaluate the tool, decide which tool will fulfill the goal, and then adopt it for monitoring and analyzing purposes.

One of the main reasons why Nagios is preferred is its ability to scale out of the box. Additionally, Nagios is extremely simple to maintain and is highly customizable, making it a flexible fit for a wide range of application and network infrastructures. It also comes with a pocket-friendly price tag.

We at Tetra provide implementation and customization services on Nagios. With a team having high expertise in Nagios, we are the right partner for Nagios deployment for your organization.

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