OpsDash is fast to setup and extremely easy to use. You
can get started in just a few minutes, even if you’ve
never used it before. Nagios is a long established
solution with a large open source community, but
requires dedicated time and expertise to setup and
OpsDash is a server monitoring, service monitoring, dashboarding and alerting solution. It’s quick to setup and easy to use.
Beautiful dashboards with key metrics automatically configured for many services including MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Memcached, Redis, Apache and Nginx.
Includes APIs for easy custom metric monitoring.
Spam free alerting and notification. Set alert thresholds easily. Take advantage of rule-based notification routing and integration with Slack, HipChat, and PagerDuty.
Lean, mean and easy to deploy. No initial configuration, super easy to set up and use. You can get up and running in just a few minutes.
Nagios is an open source solution that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure.
Has a large open source community that has been around for a long time.
Requires time and expertise to configure.
You’ll need to set up your own dashboarding with addons and plugins.
It can be difficult to extract your data - you’ll need to find a way to handle this if it’s important to you.
You’ll need to budget time to maintain the system in addition to initial setup.
The Bottom Line
OpsDash is a great option if you want to get up and running quickly without dedicating dev resources to monitoring configuration and maintenance. OpsDash is super easy to set up and use. You can get up and running in just a few minutes.