Compare Cisco UCS Manager vs. Zabbix

Cisco UCS Manager is ranked 13th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 9 reviews. Cisco UCS Manager is rated 8.2, while Zabbix is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Manager writes "Easy to manage and has high availability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Reasonable network monitoring which works okay if you don't mind the glitches". Cisco UCS Manager is most compared with Cisco Intersight, HPE OneView, vRealize Network Insight, WhatsUp Gold and AppDynamics Server Monitoring , whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk, SolarWinds NPM, Nagios Core and Icinga. See our Cisco UCS Manager vs. Zabbix report.
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The flexibility and the ease in which the features can be expanded are the solution's most valuable aspects.Cisco UCS Manager is overall a good package because it gives a GUI interface and a CLI.Technical support has been good so far. We haven't had any issues with them. We're satisfied with the level of service they provide our company.The reporting functionality will give you any report you want.Ease of management is certainly the most valuable feature in this product.The most valuable features are flexibility and management.The management is one of the most valuable features of this solution.Cisco Infrastructure is one of the top vendors and no one can beat them in terms of switching and routing.

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We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.The implementation process is very straightforward.The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches.Simple network monitoring that is easy to install and manage.

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The automation within the solution needs to be simplified.Cisco UCS Manager is not a scalable solution because once you have 160 blades, it cannot be expanded more.The interface and the way it is constructed is very complex. They should work to simplify it. It's quite difficult for somebody who doesn't know the product very well. Users should be able to get proficient with it faster. There's definitely room for improvement there.I would like to see Cisco UCS optionally work as a hyper-converged system because right now, it only operates as a converged system.Upgrading the firmware is a difficult procedure.We have three data centers and if we could manage all three data centers using one interface, it would be great.The pricing can be better.In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to their security.

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I would like to see a more flexible mobile client, and better HA out of the box.The server monitoring could be better.The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have.The product delivers false positives during reporting because of flapping. Other reasonably priced alternatives may have better performance.

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You buy the hardware and then you get Cisco UCS Manager for free.With product discounts which can be negotiated, the product is a great value.

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I was using the free, Community Edition.

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Cisco UCS Manager helps significantly reduce management and administration expenses by automating routine tasks to increase operational agility. Customers can extend the benefits of Cisco UCS Manager globally across an enterprise to thousands of servers in multiple domains with Cisco UCS Central Software.

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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Sample Customers
Management Science Associates, Peak 10, Virtual Consulting, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider38%
Consumer Goods Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider29%
Construction Company5%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Company Size
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise69%
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise36%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise61%
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