Nagios: opportunities and limitations
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®.