In search for an alternative to Nagios XI?

An easy to-use and affordable network and server monitoring solution trusted by over 1 million IT admins.

ManageEngine OpManager - one tool for all your network management needs!

With the growing business needs, age-old network monitoring techniques are constantly being replaced with the latest practices and tools. In order to keep up with the current trend, organizations are put under constant pressure to choose a solution which matches the technology needs as it grows. ManageEngine OpManager is one such network monitoring solution which is filled with features resonating with the latest trends. OpManager is affordable, easy-to-use and offers complete coverage over health, performance, and availability of network devices to make your day-to-day network infrastructure management easier.

A sneak-peek into the Info-tech Report - See how OpManager scores over Nagios XI

Info-tech evaluated network monitoring solutions to help customers choose the most suitable solution for their enterprise. Take a look at the comparison between OpManager and Nagios XI and see how OpManager stands out!

Info-tech Report Rating
ManageEngine OpManager
Nagios XI
Category Overview
8.4/10
7.4/10
Vendor Capabilities
7.4/10
7.0/10
Breadth of Features
7.7/10
7.6/10
Vendor Support
8.1/10
7.3/10
Quality of Features
7.9/10
7.4/10
Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement
8.0/10
7.1/10
Usability and Intuitiveness
8.1/10
7.0/10
Ease of Data Integration
7.9/10
7.2/10
Ease of IT Administration
8.2/10
6.8/10
Availability and Quality of Training
8.1/10
6.8/10
Ease of implementation
8.1/10
7.3/10
Fault Management
7.7/10
7.2/10
Network Configuration Management
8.1/10
7.2/10
Network Environment Monitoring
7.7/10
7.5/10
Network Performance Management
8.2/10
7.4/10
Network Performance Management
7.8/10
7.3/10
Operational Dashboard
8.0/10
7.4/10
Traffic Monitoring
8.2/10
7.7/10

Check out the full Info-Tech report.

Licensing: OpManager vs Nagios XI

Nagios XI follows node based licensing model where a node can be anything with an IP address or a domain that you would like to monitor (switches, routers, firewalls, workstations, and other network devices). Although this is similar to OpManager's device based licensing model, Nagios XI charges extra for support (10 calls only) and this charge is added to the license. Let us see how OpManager's pricing is more affordable when compared to Nagios XI.

The following table shows a comparison between Nagios XI and OpManager's pricing:

Licensing model
OpManager (Device-based)
Nagios XI (node-based)
No. of devices to be monitored
50 network devices (25 routers, 25 switches.) 50 servers.
50 network devices (25 routers, 25 switches.) 50 servers.
License purchased for
100 devices
100 nodes
Package
100 Device pack
100 - Node License
Support
Free (unlimited calls)
$ 2995 (10 calls only)
Total Cost
$ 2394
$ 4990

From the above table, it is clear that OpManager offers monitoring at half the price when compared to Nagios XI. Also, OpManager support is available 24*7 and one can make any number of calls, free of cost.

How is OpManager better than Nagios XI?

The following table shows a list of all the metrics which are not available in Nagios and those which require a separate tool for monitoring:

Feature
ManageEngine OpManager
Nagios XI
VMware Monitoring
 
OpManager’s VMware Monitor provides in depth, agent less monitoring of VMware-virtualized servers to give IT administrators a single fault and performance management console for entire server infrastructure - both physical and virtual.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Xen Server Monitoring
 
OpManager monitors Host, VMs and Storage Repositories of Citrix XenSever and provides the required visibility into their performance.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Hyper-V Monitoring
 
The Hyper-V monitoring feature in OpManager provides all the visibility you need to manage your virtual infrastructure.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Log file monitoring
 
OpManager offers agent-based log file monitoring to monitor system and application logs. The agent deployed on the end Windows system monitors the text log files in real-time.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Windows Service Monitoring
 
OpManager provides multi vendor support to monitor servers and critical applications continuously along with their services and processes.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
File/ Folder monitoring
 
OpManager provides file and folder monitoring functionality that lets you instantly detect storage subsystem problems, unexpected steep increase in disk utilization and proliferating files and folders in storage servers.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Script Monitoring
 
OpManager’s script monitoring supports Powershell, Linux shell script, VBscript, Perl & Python scripts out-of-the-box.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
URL Monitoring
 
OpManager provides 24 X 7 monitoring of your website for availability and performance to identify website problems proactively.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Plug-in required
 
OpManager monitors the system resources using SNMP by default. Even the non-SNMP windows devices can be monitored using WMI. All the Windows device templates have the resource monitors preconfigured.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
System health monitoring
 
OpManager monitors system resources on Windows and Unix-based servers and spots performance bottlenecks early on.
 
Plug-in required in Nagios XI Network Management Software
IT Workflow Automation
 
OpManager provides over 70 workflow checks and actions grouped under 9 different categories, including VMware ESX actions to construct a powerful workflow rule to suit your IT management needs.
 
Not available in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Support for adding custom device types
 
OpManager allows you to add custom devices and also provides complete monitoring of those devices.
 
No, only host and services
Scheduled Discovery
 
You can discover any number of devices and schedule the discovery process.
 
Not available in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Failover – Hot standby engine
 
OpManager's failover and failback functionality ensures an always-monitored network environment with the database also having a secondary copy that is ready to be switched to primary mode anytime..
 
Not available in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Integrations with network management tools
 
OpManager integrates data from various modules such as bandwidth monitoring, network configuration management, firewall management, IP address management, and switch port management and presents it in a single screen for greater visibility and quick troubleshooting.
 
No, add-ons and plug-ins are needed in Nagios XI Network Management Software
Customer reviews
OpManager - 10 Steps Ahead of the Competition - Network Services Manager
OpManager - Easy Implementation & Excellent Support - Team Lead
OpManager - Easy Implementation with a Feature Rich Catalogue - NOC Manager
OpManager - Great Network Monitoring Tool - CIO
OpManager - Simple Implementation & Easy to use - Principal Engineer

What is Network Monitoring all about? Start from the basics.

Video Zone
OpManager Customer Videos
Altaleb Alshenqiti - Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs
  
  •  IT Admin from "Royal flying doctor service", Australia
     Jonathan ManageEngine Customer
  •  Michael - Network & Tech, ManageEngine Customer
     Altaleb Alshenqiti - Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs
  •  David Tremont, Associate Directory of Infrastructure,USA
     Todd Haverstock Administrative Director
  •  Donald Stewart, IT Manager from Crest Industries
     John Rosser, MIS Manager - Yale Chase Equipment & Services
 Pricing  Get Quote