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Nagios is one of the most well-known and most often used open-source software for monitoring IT infrastructures. Nagios monitors end-user stations, IT services, as well as active network components. Its architecture is very modular and suitable for deployment in heterogeneous or *nix-based networks. There is a large and active community around Nagios that develops many additional modules or plug-ins.

Licence type: 
Open source
  • Supported OS: *nix
  • NT service/daemon: Yes
  • User interface: Web client
  • GUI: Device icons
  • Language: EN, partially customizable
  • Communication protocol: SNMP, SNMP Trap
  • MIB Manager: No (however, it is a standard component of many Linux distributions)
  • Alarm response:
  • Local: Fully customizable, ServiceDesk collaboration, etc.
  • Functions: Fully customizable

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