[Techtalk] nagios vs zabbix

Chantal Rosmuller chantal at antenna.nl
Thu Oct 11 06:18:02 UTC 2007

Hi gayathri,

On Thursday 11 October 2007 00:46, Gayathri Swaminathan wrote:
> Hi:
> 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
> services.
> If you are looking for a report-rich software Zabbix, works.

I'm looking for both :). But if zabbix is not a good choice I could for 
example use nagios and cacti.

> 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. 

I have configured nagios many times so that's not a problem. I feel reluctant 
to start using zabbix because  have no experience with it but the 
report-richness is a big plus.

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

That's an interesting statement, why is that not possible or more difficult 
with zabbix?
> Good luck in your project.
> Gayathri


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