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Icinga vs PRTG: What are the differences?

What is Icinga? A resilient, open source monitoring system. 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.

What is PRTG? A powerful & easy network monitoring software. 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.

Icinga can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while PRTG is grouped under "Network Monitoring".

Shortlist.co, OnlineCity, and DataGlen are some of the popular companies that use Icinga, whereas PRTG is used by The Plow Group, CarTrawler, and Kobalt Music. Icinga has a broader approval, being mentioned in 23 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to PRTG, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Icinga and PRTG
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 84K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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What is Icinga?

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.

What is 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.

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