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Centreon Open Source

The World runs on IT. Open Source IT.

Centreon Editions Centreon Open Source

Centreon Open Source

At Centreon, we’re proud to contribute.

In 2003, two enthusiastic students started Centreon as an Open Source project. We have since remained committed to Open Source principles, recognizing its pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape. We firmly advocate for the transformative power of Open Source software, which provides organizations with the tools and flexibility needed to thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

We believe that Open Source solutions offer a path to future-proofing IT platforms, mitigating vendor lock-in and enabling seamless adaptation to changing business requirements. Through our enterprise-ready IT monitoring solutions, we ensure that businesses can maintain optimal performance and deliver exceptional customer experiences in an increasingly connected world.

As proud members of the Open Source community, collaboration and knowledge sharing are at the heart of everything we do. We recognize that it is through collective intelligence and shared expertise that we can drive meaningful progress and innovation.

By embracing the values of openness, transparency, and collaboration, Centreon is not just building software; we are contributing to the creation of a more inclusive and accessible technological ecosystem. Join us in our mission to harness the power of Open Source for the betterment of society and the advancement of technology.

Holistic Monitoring

Centreon Open Source monitors end-to-end IT Infrastructure, from On-Premise to the Cloud to the Edge.


Centreon Open Source easily adapts to the most innovative IT Operations architectures, now and in the future.

Community Driven

Centreon Open Source benefits from the support and infinite creativity of its user community.

Centreon users worldwide

Monthly unique visitors on The Watch

Pull Requests on GitHub per year


We understand Open Source, we commit to Open Source.


New Open Source contributions for the Centreon project are licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Due to the complex history of the project, the project also includes code under other licenses, mostly the GPL 2.0 license.


The Centreon project is open to everyone to contribute. We have defined a code of conduct to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone.

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct

Proud member of a community

Centreon is participating in local and global events (FOSDEM, Open Source Experience, OW2con) and is a proud and active member of several non-profit organizations that are promoting Open Source (April, OW2).


Create & Innovate: add your own extensions

Leverage Centreon Open Source modular software architecture to extend the platform and meet your exact requirements.

  • Extend the user interface with new language
  • Create new dashboard graphical widgets
  • Script new connectors to stream data to other ITOps tools
  • Adapt ITSM integrations to fit your operational processes
  • Write your own software module extensions


Beyond Open Source, a wide community of users

The Open Source spirit at Centreon extends beyond code, it is embodied in our community: The Watch. It  is the nexus for exchange, learning, support, and co-creation. Whether you are an expert or a new user, your voice matters. Contribute to the future of IT monitoring with us.


Open Source vs Commercial: which should I choose?

Not sure whether you should invest money into a Commercial edition or time into an Open Source project? These simple questions should help you decide.

You run a small IT infrastructure and you are looking for a fully-packaged, ready-to-use monitoring platform?

Our Centreon IT Monitoring commercial edition is free up to 100 equipments!

You’re operating a larger infrastructure, need a foolproof, business-relevant platform and care for a professional support & maintenance contract?

We can help you choose which of our Commercial editions better suits your organization.

You’re building a unique IT Operations framework that will differentiate yourself from your competitors while your team embraces the Open Source mindset to foster innovation?

Don’t hesitate! Read the online documentation, join the conversation, download Centreon Open Source and embark into your own Open Source monitoring journey.


Explore which edition is right for you

Next steps

Download Centreon
Read the Centreon Open Source Manifesto
Read the Centreon Open Source Policy

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