CA Spectrum vs. Zabbix

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 53 reviews vs Zabbix which is ranked 2nd in Network Monitoring Software with 18 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of Zabbix writes "My extended experience with Zabbix or how to cook toasts". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, PRTG and Icinga. See our CA Spectrum vs. Zabbix report.
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The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.

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Working on OS level features helps us do real analyses to determine conditions.Zabbix can use old data to current data to set the threshold. We can use previous data to set the threshold.We use it to monitor and manage our servers.Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures.It can send messages to our ticketing system.It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system.​We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes.Health and communication links availability.

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The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.

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Adding a mapping subsystem would be helpful.I want Zabbix to improve the UX/UI. Zabbix doesn't use a JavaScript chart for images, and I want them to improve this.Correlation of events would be a wonderful addition.​I would like to better be able to monitor Oracle processes.​Look and feel.The dashboard and the graph section could be a little bit more professional.We had some scalability issues with a large number of nodes.It should be easy to modify the front end.

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The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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It is free, which allows us to reduce costs.It is worth every cent to pay or even study to do your own installation.We’re using the free version, which covers all our current needs.There are no licenses.It's free software released under the GNU/GPL license.The product is an open source and free solution.It is a true open-source solution, so there are no licensing costs.It’s free of cost.

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CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization. Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.
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National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediBodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
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