Network & system monitoring tools? Nagios, Zabbix, ...?

Chip Marshall chip at
Wed Aug 13 14:35:45 EDT 2014

On 2014-08-13, Joshua Judson Rosen <rozzin at> sent:
> Looking to set up some system for monitoring systems on the network at
> work; _vaguely_ familiar with nagios and zabbix....
> What do you guys generally find preferable, and why?
> Nagios? Zabbix? Something else?

Icinga is worth looking at if you're used to Nagios.

For things that would have traditionally been monitored with MRTG
or Cacti, I'd recommend taking a look at Observium.

If you're more into a roll your own thing, collectd + Graphite + grafana
makes some nice looking graphs.

Chip Marshall <chip at>
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