Nagios: opportunities and limitations

Combine Nagios and our solutions.

Nagios is regarded as a leading monitoring solution. Many companies operating in the Linux world use this open-source software to monitor IT infrastructures (servers, routers, switches and services). Nagios performs a wide range of monitoring tasks using numerous plug-ins created by the developer community. But the modular concept from Nagios and the many available plug-ins also have weaknesses:

  • Installation and configuration require extensive knowledge of Linux and considerable time
  • maintenance is viewed as costly and time consuming
  • not all Nagios plug-ins are high quality and easy to integrate
  • plugins have been written in various programming languages

    CitraTest® comes in where Nagios reaches its limit.

    Nagios only allows an internal view of the network status because it is based on the client/server model. How users or customers experience application or service performance remains unnoticed (end-User experience). This is where CitraTest® comes in.

    Benefits of CitraTest® compared to Nagios:

      • short training period
      • uncomplicated script generation – requires no programming knowledge
      • also suitable for large networks with many hosts
      • Low maintenance
      • also suitable for Microsoft servers and complex IT infrastructures
      • monitoring from an end-user perspective
      • suitable for SLA monitoring

        Strong together: Monitoring using Nagios and CitraTest®

        Combine Nagios and CitraTest®. You can then continuously monitor the status of individual units and the availability and performance of applications from an end-user perspective using CitraTest®.