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What Can You Do With the Free Edition of Nagios Log Server?

May 31, 2024

No matter the size of your organization or setup, log data is an essential part of knowing what is happening in your IT infrastructure, which is why monitoring all that data with a tool like Nagios Log Server is critical. 

What if you want to monitor the log data of your home IT environment or test out Log Server before upgrading to the full version? That’s what the free version of Log Server is ideal for, so there’s no need to worry! In this article, we’ll cover what the main capabilities of Nagios Log Server are and how you can utilize those functionalities at a scaled-down level with the free version. 


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What Is Nagios Log Server?

Log Server is a powerful log monitoring and management solution with a variety of useful features that aim to simplify log data management. With Log Server, you can collect, analyze, and store log data based on custom specifications and gain extended insight into data about your IT infrastructure. To gain this insight, Log Server allows you to view, sort, and configure logs from any log source on any given network quickly and easily. One of the ways it is able to do this is through its out-of-the-box capability to receive Windows event logs, Linux syslogs, and network device syslogs, as well as log information from any Windows or Linux machine. You can also add additional log types by utilizing Log Server’s built-in Setup Wizards. To consolidate all of your alerts for your log data and other IT infrastructure components into one place, Log Server is able to easily integrate with Nagios XI, our premier IT infrastructure monitoring software. 

Home Dashboard in Nagios Log Server.

These are just some of the main features of Log Server, and no matter what the size of your infrastructure is, you’ll be able to use most of, if not all, its features because you can easily scale it by adding more Instances to your monitoring Cluster to enhance power, speed, storage, and reliability. To begin utilizing these features, small environments are perfect to use the power of Log Server for free, while a 30day trial or a license for a business environment can truly unlock scalability to fit your exact needs.

Using Nagios Log Server for Free

If you’re looking to monitor a small home environment, or you simply want to test out the functionality in your work environment, the free version of Log Server is a great way to start. This free edition allows you to upload up to a 500 MB limit of log data per day on a seven-day rolling average while still giving you access to its time-saving features. One of the many features you can test out is the integration with Nagios XI by utilizing its free version as well, which has a limit of monitoring seven Nodes and 100 Host and Service checks. 

The free version of Log Server includes: 

  • 500 MB/day (seven-day rolling average) 
  • Centralized log management and configuration 
  • Advanced queries and filtering  
  • Built-in alerting system 
  • Unlimited users 
  • Simple Setup Wizards 
  • Automatic snapshot and backup system 
  • Unlimited retention 
  • And more!

If you want to experience streamlined log monitoring and management but are still unsure about implementing this solution in your IT environment, download the free 30-day trial.

To get an idea of what kind of Log Server setup you may need, check out our Log Server Plan Calculator. You can also request a demo to let one of our sales technicians demonstrate how you can utilize Log Server and answer any questions you and your team may have about implementation.