What are the main benefits of Nagios?

Nagios is open source software to monitor systems, networks and infrastructure. The main benefits of Nagios are as follows:

  • Monitor: DevOps can configure Nagios to monitor IT infrastructure components, system metrics and network protocols.
  • Alert: Nagios will send alerts when a critical component in infrastructure fails.
  • Response: DevOps acknowledges alerts and takes corrective actions.
  • Report: Periodically Nagios can publish/send reports on outages, events and SLAs etc.
  • Maintenance: During maintenance windows, we can also disable alerts.
  • Planning: Based on past data, Nagios helps in infrastructure planning and upgrades.