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Subject:   Nagios vs Big Brother
Date:   2003-05-09 18:21:03
From:   version7x
I've heard that Nagios falls short when it comes to host specific type monitoring and it's ease of configuration leaves something to be desired. Is there any information on how it stacks up against the Big Brother package?
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  • Nagios vs Big Brother
    2003-05-29 21:32:36  anonymous2 [View]

    Nagios's recent change to template based configuration puts it on-par with the ease of configuration that Big Brother has but still allows you the flexibility to be very granular about how you define state monitoring for each host. Big Brother doesn't scale nearly as well as Nagios in a number of ways, making it fine for small shops. Enterprise scale monitoring requires Nagios.
    • Nagios vs Big Brother
      2003-11-20 18:04:31  lozovsd [View]

      We use BigBrother in our shop here and it is excellent. We monitor 250 hosts and run a cumalative of 2500 service tests. We could scale as high as 2000+ servers if need be.

      I do not know enough about nagios, but for us the easy of configuration, implementation, and custimization makes BigBrother an excellent tool for any organization.
    • Nagios vs Big Brother
      2003-11-20 18:02:06  anonymous2 [View]

      We use BigBrother in our shop here and it is excellent. We monitor 250 hosts and run a cumalative of 2500 service tests. We could scale as high as 2000+ servers if need be.

      I do not know enough about nagios, but for us the easy of configuration, implementation, and custimization makes BigBrother an excellent tool for any organization.