Re: Four winning ways to monitor machines through Web interfaces
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 06, 2008 03:32 PM
I love it when people post negatives about nagios, or about how hard it is to deploy. I've played with Zabbix, HP-Openview, Solarwinds, Zenoss etc... and none aside from Openview can monitor servers with the depth that nagios can. net-snmp is very limited in it's scope to interact with various applications. Openview is out of the question due to cost. Try deploying Zabbix or Zenoss in a 1000 to 1500 server environment running 10,000 to 20,000 checks and watch what kind of hardware it requires to get it deployed. With nagios templating you have to setup your initial checks and the start grouping servers. Also if you can script in bash or perl there is nothing that can't be monitored with nagios. I may be biased because I've used it for 8 years, bouncing from one poser app to the next, but nagios is where I always land for mission critical systems, and it integrates easily with cacti or rrdtool to give you everything you need.
My opinion and everyone knows what they say about those