Nagios XI Features

Nagios XI

IT infrastructure monitoring & alerting

4.65/5 (31 reviews)

Nagios XI Feature Summary

  • System notifications about the need to bump priority level of ticket
  • Track and manage non-adherence to policies in a service, product, process, or supplier behavior
  • Define network parameters and threshold settings to monitor network health and take necessary precautions
  • Informational updates that are delivered to users as soon as an event occurs
  • Regulate who can view and use the system by setting permissions and issuing passwords
  • Automatically identify systems to be monitored
  • Manage user accounts, profiles, roles, permissions, and other details
  • Manage efficient and effective use of network resources
  • A set of indicators that tracks how well an organization, a division, or a particular project are performing
  • Improve business process by accessing more features and applications by combining third party integrations
  • Track the time for which a designated network or a website is available to the users over a given period of time
  • Monitor/analyze service demand and performance to plan for adequate resources to meet current/future business requirements
  • Track current service level agreements based on quantifiable metrics
  • Operate multiple applications in a shared environment
  • Allows users to manage data from a number of sources
  • Track changes and view date/time records
  • Automatically identify unusual behavior
  • Continuously scan servers on a designated network to monitor health and search for any irregularities or failures
  • Run tests on the network to find the root cause of the network issues
  • Measure the actual bandwidth available on a local network (LAN or WiFi)
  • Keep a track of activities performed students over the Internet
  • Reporting on changes over time to the state of a request, a process, or an object
  • Dashboard to view activity
  • Schedule predetermined or ad hoc maintenance services and labor requests
  • Keep track of the amount of data sent and received the visitors to a website
  • Track and monitor past issues and issue changes
  • Monitoring and measurement of relevant metrics to assess the performance of IT resources
  • Alerts/notifications within the system
  • Allows for integration with other systems/databases
  • Graphical representation of the data
  • View and track pertinent metrics
  • Predict future data based on historical data sets
  • An assembly of graphs and charts for tracking statistics and metrics
  • Monitor the IP addresses of the incoming traffic
  • Identifying and outlining how different tasks affect each other
  • Track, monitor and analyse information pertaining to specific applications
  • Determine and plan production capacity based on changing demands
  • Alter the layout and content of reports

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Access Controls/Permissions
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Alerts / Escalation
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Anomaly Detection
Application-Level Analysis
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Automated Discovery
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Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Capacity Planning
Compliance Management
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Demand Monitoring
Dependency Tracking
Diagnostic Tools
Email Alerts
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Historical Trend Analysis
IP Address Monitoring
Internet Usage Monitoring
Issue Auditing
Maintenance Scheduling
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
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Multiple User Accounts
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Network Resource Management
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Resource Optimization
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Nagios XI Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Nagios XI's features:

Abhinav K.

The IT monitoring tool for faults detection.

2019-03-25

The advance dashboard and admin dashboard designed so well and easy to configure as per each user need.

Pros

Nagios XI have an exclusive feature of bulk modification of attributes which help in to monitoring the same set on monitoring module on newly setup environment. Audit trails feature allow to scrutinize the modification or setup.

Cons

Mobile interface is newly develop and need more development, it should provide more option for audit log and add more detail for configuration rollback option.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Irfan A.

Monitoring Large scale Network at a glance.

2020-03-03

our large scale network and different network devices we are unable to monitor and resolve network based problems timely and devices are increase time by time. due to avoid network failure and need notifications of downtime we study and installed Nagios XI and other solution in our Infrastructure.

Pros

Open source and easy to configure easy to customized Notification/Alert in case of any failure. work on SNMP Protocol free add-ons to download and develop your customization

Cons

License cost is very high Interface is create confusing ( in Free Version ) Issue in monitoring in network throughput (bandwidth user wise ) Only monitoring tool , configuration are not allowed.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vandana G.

A powerful monitoring solution

2019-04-27

Nagios XI is a powerful server and network monitoring solution.

Pros

Nagios XI provide a complete monitoring solution for any kind of server, application, web-service or network.

Cons

Advance reporting should have some bulk server options. Monitoring of sensitive data like certificate expiry should have some simple wizards as configuring the web-service and then monitoring the certificate is a long process such need to be simplified.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ivan R.

Adaptability to mixed networks

2018-07-10

For small telecommunications companies it is very good, it allows to monitor networks simultaneously and control the statistics very well

Pros

The management of statistics was very simple.

Cons

The only problem we encountered was licensing costs and support within Venezuela, specifically placing it below its competitors, but I believe that in a country without restrictions it can be an option.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos R.

It is a very simple tool to use, and very complete ..

2018-03-01

It allows me to monitor network equipment and be alert to any fall

Pros

Allows me to monitor many network devices, such as switch, router among others, even servers, The web map interface is very intuitive

Cons

It is a bit difficult to configure, but once configured it works very well, the web interface on mobile phones is very incomplete

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 11-50 employees)

The best infrastructure monitoring tool, helps a lot in managing any server for IT infrastructure.

2019-05-10

Nagios XI is a truly powerful system that offers enough to monitor the infrastructure and generate reports about what is being observed.

Pros

Permits a user to customize almost everything according to the organization’s needs, as well as to streamline administrative procedures for alerts, reports, updates and the whole thing related to them.

Cons

As I do not like the way the dashboards are supposed to be designed, I think it should be easier and take less time.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 10001+ employees)

"Easy And Essential Tool For Monitoring Purpose. Easily Linked To Other Ticketing Tools"

2020-02-07

All the required details for any particular alert is visible on the main screen itself.

Pros

Complete information/details about the alerts are present without needed to click on every alert for check for its details.

Cons

When bulk alerts are received, they do not arrive in sequence. thus it increases the work of taking actions on alerts

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jose V.

A solid network monitor and more...

2018-04-12

Consistent alerting of network outages and potential server and application problems.

Pros

We introduced Nagios XI into our network a few years ago to help monitor network performance as well as for usage alerts. It has been a great tool to keep track of just about everything such as network interface traffic, volume sizes and service and process alerts.

Cons

You need to a know a little Linux and it's a little complicated at first to set up more advanced alerting. However, with a little time, you can become a pro.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thusitha K.

One of the best tools to monitor your servers

2019-09-23

Also, we can generate availability reports of servers.

Pros

The Nagios XI has simple and user friendly interface. Therefore, it's very easy to monitor our servers daily.

Cons

It needs a little bit of large screen to monitor the map.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Umair Ali K.

Complete Monitoring system

2021-01-14

it has been a critical part of our organization and has never let us down.

Pros

Nagios XI is the only NMS being used in our infrastructure for monitoring LAN, WLAN, WAN, Virtual infrastructure and physical servers. it supports almost all endpoint types and monitoring protocols. it has built in templates for popular endpoints which makes it very easy to add them.

Cons

the reporting feature has limited templates and they cannot be edited.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gurleen K.

Nagios XI - The Open Source Enterprise level Network Monitoring Tool.

2019-01-06

Configuration snapshot is also helpful to clone the configuration monitoring settings.

Pros

Nagios XI is an Enterprise level monitoring tool as it helps in monitoring the service, infrastructure and network.

Cons

Once the slave nodes are 80+ it makes the Nagios XI interface slow. The Mobile interface also needs more enhancements in it.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alejandro M.

is easy for use, i use it every day in my work for monitoring a big network with a 1000 users.

2017-11-13

i can monitor my network in seconds, and i can see the status of the nodes and the clients in the map mode, and if you install nagstamon is a very solid tools for any work in network monitoring.

Pros

it is very easy to install in a server, and very intuitive when using, the interface is really fantastic, and the map mode really show you how is the structure of your network, and the status of your client and your nodes.

Cons

the interface is a little slow when you have a many clients in the network, and the search engine is very precise and does not look for possible match.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Chief Technology Officer (Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)
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Biggest bang for the buck!

2015-09-18

I have tried them all, and finally settled on Nagios XI to give my organization the ability to customize what is monitored and alerted on down to the most minute detail

Pros

Extreme flexibility Low cost Perpetual license

Cons

You need to tell it what you want monitored and how, however this actually is a pro for us.

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Time used: 1-2 years

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Sergey M.

Entire network at your fingertips

2018-08-22

Not only I learned something new, I was also able to impress the management with the results of this $0 product.

Pros

I implemented a free version of the application to monitor my complex network, spreadout across multiple locations.

Cons

Being a Linux newbie, it did take me some poking around, before I got it right. You really have to understand the structure of the product and Linux OS itself to get it right. Config files were confusing at first, but once I figured them out, it was a breeze to add / remove hosts.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Roberth C.

Good Product

2017-12-09

Pros

Nice graphs and reports. Dashboard help to keep an eye on important thing that require attention.

Cons

Plugins. After version and version Nagios is still using plugins that in some case works perfectly but other is painful get they working. May a change of way to setup them would be interesting.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jorge M.

allows us to monitor the network equipment and help us know in real time when a fault occurs

2018-04-16

Pros

It allows you to monitor many network devices, such as switches, routers, servers, helping to monitor network performance and track traffic on the network interface. very easy to install on a server, the interface is very intuitive, and has a variety of customization options since Nagios is an open source software which makes it easy to add custom scripts to extend the available services.

Cons

It is a bit difficult to configure, but once configured works very well, it continues to use add-ons that in some cases work perfectly but others are painful to work, the interface is a bit slow when you have many clients on the network, and the Search is very precise and does not look for possible matches.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Orhan O.

NagiosXI

2019-11-22

It makes my life easy in case of system/network problems.

Pros

This monitoring tool is splendid to visualise the network topology to monitor.

Cons

If there is no wizard to monitor a host or service, it requires deep knowledge to configure the system

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Fermineduar Q.

excellent application for online equipment monitoring

2017-11-14

It allows me to know at all times the status of the company's platform and know in real time when a failure occurs and where it is located to solve it in the shortest time possible is an excellent network tool

Pros

*Easy to use *It has a lot of good documentation *Has a variety of customization options *Easy configuration *Stability and scalability *Nagios is open source software * is easy to add a custom scripts to extend the services available

Cons

*It would be great if nagios could manage the network, not just monitor it *Many useful functions are disabled in the free version *It would be excellent if nagios could monitor the bandwidth used *La version enterprise es un poco costosa, pero es una excelente aplicacion

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1001-5000 employees)

Nagio XI makes Nagios SO much better

2018-06-20

The best benefit is the ability to create a monitor in a GUI rather than a command line.

Pros

I really like the graphical user interface overlay on top of Nagios Core, it makes it so much easier to create monitors.

Cons

The only complaint I have with Nagios XI is not with the software but instead with the way that people do not take ownership for the monitors that they create.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Guillermo R.

It has proven to be a great business solution for monitoring and alerting critical problems.

2018-05-22

Pros

- Provides users with effective and scalable monitoring, which makes a big difference compared to other tools

Cons

- Although it belongs to a large community, sometimes it is not easy to understand the support of some scripts

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Old Monitoring solution

2019-09-30

Been using this to monitor our infrastructure​ but now we are looking for something new

Pros

We purchased this many years ago to monitor our infrastructure and it started off well

Cons

We found this solution very difficult to set up​ and their support was not much help.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea N.

Nagios Monitoring Great

2019-01-23

Pros

It's really fantastic, as soon as configure on Linux PC/server is really easy setup monitoring services and hardware

Cons

if you are not confident with Linux may be difficult ...

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Pushkraj M.

Nagios XI Tool

2019-07-31

Pros

The UI and its functions are great !

Cons

Need to improve on its new features and get more features to enhance the tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Keren K.

Monitoring Application

2019-01-31

Pros

I really like the monitoring capabilities per network resources and hosts, the customization we can do we it is also amazing, and it is bring the product to higher levels along with it’s east of use

Cons

I lease liked in the product is the annoying bugs which occasionally prevents from working properly, combined with lack of response from the support I can’t say it perfect.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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PAVAN K.

Excellent Product

2020-06-10

Good product and value for money. ROI from day one.

Pros

Value for money, easily availablity of pluggins and more stable product

Cons

Improved UI and more user friendly console

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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