SOS Open Source Reports: Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios

Recently a customer asked a comparison between Nagios Core to Icinga Core, and we got granted the opportunity to make these findings available to the general public through SOS Open Source.

Some background information on Nagios and Icinga. Nagios – whose name is a recursive acronym (“Nagios Ain’t Gonna Insist On Sainthood”) ironically refers to the original name NetSaint changed to avoid trademark troubles – is among the most popular open source network management tools and application. Nagios has been designed and developed by Ethan Galstad over the last 11 yearsRecently Ethan started to empower other developers, a transition that is slowly happening. Icinga is a Nagios fork born over one year ago, which aim was and is to make it a community-led project, probably not devoid of business logic.

Read the full SOS Open Source report at SOS Open Source.

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3 thoughts on “SOS Open Source Reports: Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios

  1. The “community” behind Icinga is the company Netways. Their business model was to hijack the Nagios brand until Ethan Galstad told them to stop selling Nagios as if it were their own.

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