[Techtalk] nagios vs zabbix

Gayathri Swaminathan gayathri.swa at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 22:46:48 UTC 2007


Pick the close one that matches your needs.

If you are looking for a larger set of monitoring capabilities, Nagios helps
as there are several plugins out there to monitor different types of

If you are looking for a report-rich software Zabbix, works.

Nagios also needs a lot of patience, pre-processing of how you want to
monitor things, that is monitor services on host or monitor hosts on service
groups. As utilities are written in C,C++ you might need to understand how
libraries/paths work..Although Nagios 3.0 has gotten pretty straightforward
(http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/quickstart.html), stock installs
procedures for Fedora, Ubuntu and SuSE

Zabbix is php based with a mysql backend. So it would work out of the box,
pretty much.

Given choices went with Nagios, because of my large resource base to

Good luck in your project.


On 10/10/07, Chantal Rosmuller <chantal at antenna.nl> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Is there anyone here who has experience with nagios and zabbix? I have
> used
> nagios for a long time and I like it, but I know that zabbix has more
> reporting features. Is zabbix as good as nagios or does it have
> disadvantages?
> Thanks, regards Chantal
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