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Alternatives to Icinga

Nagios, Sensu, Shinken, Zabbix, and PRTG are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Icinga.
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What is Icinga and what are its top alternatives?

It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application.
Icinga is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Icinga

  • Nagios
    Nagios

    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License. ...

  • Sensu
    Sensu

    Sensu is the future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain deep visibility into their multi-cloud environments. ...

  • Shinken
    Shinken

    Shinken's main goal is to give users a flexible architecture for their monitoring system that is designed to scale to large environments. Shinken is backwards-compatible with the Nagios configuration standard and plugins. It works on any operating system and architecture that supports Python, which includes Windows, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. ...

  • Zabbix
    Zabbix

    Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics. ...

  • PRTG
    PRTG

    It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications. ...

  • Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true. ...

  • LibreNMS
    LibreNMS

    It is an auto-discovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Linux, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Foundry, HP and many more. ...

  • Grafana
    Grafana

    Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins. ...

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Nagios

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Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
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PROS OF NAGIOS
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    It just works
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    The standard
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    Customizable
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 15 upvotes · 3.1M views

    Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

    By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

    To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

    https://eng.uber.com/m3/

    (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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    Sensu logo

    Sensu

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    Simple. Scalable. Multi-cloud monitoring.
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    PROS OF SENSU
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      Support for almost anything
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      Easy setup
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      Message routing
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      Devs can code their own checks
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      Ease of use
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      Nagios plugin compatibility
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      Price
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      Easy configuration, scales well and performance is good
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      Written in Go
    CONS OF SENSU
    • 1
      Plugins
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      Written in Go

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    Shinken

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    Nagios compatible monitoring framework, written in Python
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        Zabbix

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        Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources
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        PROS OF ZABBIX
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          Free
        • 9
          Alerts
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          Service/node/network discovery
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          Templates
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          Base metrics from the box
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          Multi-dashboards
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          SMS/Email/Messenger alerts
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          Grafana plugin available
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          Supports Graphs ans screens
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          Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
        • 1
          Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)
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          API available for creating own apps
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          Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
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          Works with multiple databases
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          Advanced integrations
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          Supports multiple protocols/agents
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          Complete Logs Report
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          Open source
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          Supports large variety of Operating Systems
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          Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
        CONS OF ZABBIX
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          The UI is in PHP
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          Puppet module is sluggish

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        PRTG logo

        PRTG

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        A powerful & easy network monitoring software
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            Prometheus

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            An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
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            PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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              Powerful easy to use monitoring
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              Flexible query language
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              Dimensional data model
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              Alerts
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              Active and responsive community
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              Extensive integrations
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              Easy to setup
            • 12
              Beautiful Model and Query language
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              Easy to extend
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              Nice
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              Written in Go
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              Good for experimentation
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              Easy for monitoring
            CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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              Just for metrics
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              Bad UI
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              Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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              Not easy to configure and use
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              Supports only active agents
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              Written in Go
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              TLS is quite difficult to understand
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              Requires multiple applications and tools
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              Single point of failure

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            Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

            By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

            To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

            https://eng.uber.com/m3/

            (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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            Matt Menzenski
            Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 14 upvotes · 227.9K views

            Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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            LibreNMS

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            Opensource Auto-discoverying network monitoring system
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                Grafana

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                Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
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                PROS OF GRAFANA
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                  Beautiful
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                  Graphs are interactive
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                  Free
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                  Easy
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                  Nicer than the Graphite web interface
                • 24
                  Many integrations
                • 17
                  Can build dashboards
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                  Easy to specify time window
                • 9
                  Dashboards contain number tiles
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                  Can collaborate on dashboards
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                  Open Source
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                  Click and drag to zoom in
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                  Integration with InfluxDB
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                  Authentification and users management
                • 4
                  Threshold limits in graphs
                • 3
                  It is open to cloud watch and many database
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                  Simple and native support to Prometheus
                • 2
                  Great community support
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                  Alerts
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                  You can visualize real time data to put alerts
                • 2
                  You can use this for development to check memcache
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                  Grapsh as code
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                  Plugin visualizationa
                CONS OF GRAFANA
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                Conor Myhrvold
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                Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

                By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

                To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

                https://eng.uber.com/m3/

                (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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                Matt Menzenski
                Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 14 upvotes · 227.9K views

                Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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