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Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.


Features

Comprehensive Monitoring

  • Capabilities to monitor applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, system metrics and infrastructure components with a single tool
  • Powerful script APIs allow easy monitoring of in-house and custom applications, services, and systems

Visibility

  • Centralized view of entire monitored IT infrastructure
  • Detailed status information available through web interface

Awareness

  • Fast detection of infrastructure outages
  • Alerts can be delivered to technical staff via email or SMS
  • Escalation capabilities ensure alert notifications reach the right people

Problem Remediation

  • Alert acknowledgments provide communication on known issues and problem response
  • Event handlers allow automatic restart of failed applications and services

Proactive Planning

  • Trending and capacity planning addons ensure you're aware of aging infrastructure
  • Scheduled downtime allows for alert suppression during infrastructure upgrades

Reporting

  • Availability reports ensure SLAs are being met
  • Historical reports provide record of alerts, notifications, outages, and alert response
  • Third-party addons extend reporting capabilities

Multi-Tenant Capabilities

  • Multi-user access to web interface allows stake holders to view infrastructure status
  • User-specific views ensures clients see only their infrastructure components

Extendable Architecture

  • Integration with in-house and third-party applications is easy with multiple APIs
  • Hundreds of community-developed addons extend core Nagios functionality

Stable, Reliable, and Respected Platform

  • Over 10 years of active development
  • Scales to monitor thousands of nodes
  • Failover capabilities ensure non-stop monitoring of critical IT infrastructure components
  • Multiple awards, media coverage and recognition prove Nagios' value

Vibrant Community

  • An estimated 1 million+ users worldwide
  • Active community mailing lists provide free support
  • Hundreds of community-developed addons extend Nagios' core functionality

Customizable Code

  • Open Source Software
  • Full access to source code
  • Released under the GPL license