Zabbix Review

Open-source, reliable monitoring that helped solve my connection problems


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is to resolve connection issues for my YouTube access.

What is most valuable?

I am still exploring all of the features that this solution offers. At this time, I have only downloaded the system log and scripts. 

During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers. This allows me to know what is going on with my servers.

Also, I can create a script to download all of my configurations.

What needs improvement?

I don't know if I can remotely restart my servers or to know how a guest is doing on the server. I would like to remotely connect to the computer, and Zabbix doesn't have this capability. 

I have to use another software such as Emperor to log into the computer to see what is going on with the servers.

I would like to see a RAS integrated with Zabbix for monitoring, also to be able to check the server and to have an automatic display to do what we need to do.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are in the testing phases of Zabbix. I have been testing it for three months.

We are currently deploying it on my VMware to test the product and see how it works. Once I have all of the skills and requirements, I can process it into a real deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Zabbix is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am currently the only user in my organization.

I plan to use Zabbix in the future, as it has helped me resolve my connection issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. When I have an issue, I research their YouTube channel and watch their videos. 

You have to be patient. It helped to resolve the issues.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I was using the PRTG Network Monitor. It's an expensive solution. 

I chose Zabbix because it's a free edition, and I don't require a lot of monitoring. Also, I was limited.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was fine, it was simple.

For a proper installation, it can take up to two weeks.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the installation myself.

I installed the server, and then the client on the Windows machine to make the link.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have not tested any other solutions. I looked at most of the other products, but we have to pay for them. 

To resolve a fixed problem, I would have asked the management to purchase the product, which would take time. Instead, I read the review and installed Zabbix directly to resolve my connection issue.

What other advice do I have?

I am also using this solution to help me with writing my master examination. I need to write something about this solution.

I would recommend this product to anyone who is interested in using it.

I would rate Zabbix an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2.3
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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