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Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine OpManager vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view."

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"It is easy to use and deploy.""The solution is easy to deploy. It's also easy to manage and monitor the environment. Instead of being reactive, it's proactive.""I liked Network Configuration Manager. They had some pretty decent features there, and they also had pretty good monitoring and alerts.""You can put all of your work on there, they'll send you an email or send you a text. That functionality as a network engineer is the one I like the most. I do like the fact that we can schedule reports. That works too because that's a lot fewer spreadsheets that I have to create.""This is a good general monitoring system that has all the features we require and they constantly update with new capabilities.""The alerting feature has improved our organization. We can create multiple alerts and refine them to how we need to use them."

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"Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures.""Zabbix is very easy to implement.""There are lots of great features and functionality within the solution.""Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources.""Zabbix is quite stable once it is set up. We haven't had any post-setup issues.""The initial setup was very quick. The first time it was long because I didn't know it yet. I was only using Windows. The first time was very difficult because of the operating system.""The initial setup was not complex.""The performance and bandwidth are valuable features."

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Cons
"Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature."

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"OpManager is slow but that just might be the server we have it on. I don't think that's the problem but I don't do the server. But it is slow. When you're interacting with it, it could be more nimble and could be faster.""The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great.""This product is little bit slow sometimes. It may be that we need to change the configuration to improve performance.""We have been facing an issue since last year when a lot of our users started to work from home through their mobiles or computers. We are having trouble reaching these devices. We are now planning to publish our instance to the cloud so that we can reach these devices. Its performance should be improved in terms of the discovery of the devices. I would like to feel confident with the discovery that this solution does. For example, on my dashboard, I would like to be able to view a list of all devices seen on a specific server. At present, it is difficult to find such information. This would be an excellent feature to have.""The solution is a bit difficult to configure. There are quite a number of configurations and plugins that you must handle early in the process.""It is sometimes difficult to manage the user interface. It can get very complicated."

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"Zabbix technical support is sold separately.""Zabbix claims that there is an auto-discovery process but my team member was facing difficulty and was told that it's not really automatic, and there are some manual steps.""The stability could be better.""If you want to use all of the features then you have to pay a licensing fee.""For us, the initial setup was complex""The APM monitoring has room for improvement, although I hear that the new 5.2 version has some improvements in that area, and I'd like to give that a go. I would like to see a few more templates out there for different styles of monitoring. I use the Grafana interface for reporting. I would also like it to have an out-of-the-box ability to email reports. You can create reports, but to be able to email those reports would be really helpful. I've got users who are not interested in logging in and generating a report. They want it all pre-canned and sent to an email address. It would also be really handy if we could pin certain reports up onto platforms such as Teams or SharePoint. A GUI for the proxy server would be cool to have for debugging purposes and for the support teams to have a look at, but I don't know whether that's really feasible to do. I get enough from the log files themselves.""My company wanted to do an exercise command to access IT from Cameroon. They wanted to access an FSS to a second host with second equipment that was on another coast but it is not possible on Zabbix to do it. They want to directly access from the front-end of Zabbix to access a prompt in Zabbix to an access terminal. In the front-end, there is no way to do that. That would be an important improvement.""There's a small module of APM, however, it is not an enhanced version. People usually ask for a full-fledged APM solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."

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"The initial cost is low and the add-ons are reasonable.""We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000 for OPManager, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."

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"It is reasonable.""It is open source. If you want to have a subscription or official support, you can pay for it. They have different plans, which are not that expensive. The plans are based on per monitoring server, not per monitored equipment. So, it is not at all expensive, and you can also live without the support if you want a cheaper option.""Zabbix is open-source so if one wishes to implement it in-house, they must have qualified professionals to set up and optimize databases, Linux/Unix OS, PHP, Apache, and depending on what is monitored, a full-stack network and systems administrator may be needed.""The solution is free to use but they offer support as a paid service. If you can go read the manuals and do the fine-tuning based on your needs, you do not need to pay anything and you will have a full solution.""My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything.""This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""There is no license but we need to pay for support.""It is worth every cent to pay or even study to do your own installation."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other… more »
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in the basic reporting. They provide reporting in PDF files but you cannot modify these… more »
Top Answer: We have been facing an issue since last year when a lot of our users started to work from home through their mobiles or… more »
Top Answer: We are mainly using it for Windows operating systems.
Top Answer: We are able to monitor our virtual infrastructure, virtual machines, windows servers, databases, and the network using a… more »
Top Answer: The solution is free to use but they offer support as a paid service. If you can go read the manuals and do the… more »
Top Answer: Zabbix does not draw automatic mapping of the network, this is something they should add in the future. There is a lot… more »
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

ManageEngine OpManager is a network, server, and virtualization monitoring software that helps SMEs, large enterprises and service providers manage their data centers and IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. Automated workflows, intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and extendable templates enable IT teams to setup a 24x7 monitoring system within hours of installation.

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
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Bonita, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Galaxy, Fiserv Credit Union Division, Universitas 21 Global, ERP Suites LLC
Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Non Tech Company43%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company7%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Educational Organization7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise49%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine OpManager vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ManageEngine OpManager is ranked 15th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 39 reviews. ManageEngine OpManager is rated 8.6, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine OpManager writes "This product discovers unusual behaviors and alerts the IT so problems are avoided". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". ManageEngine OpManager is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios XI, SCOM and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our ManageEngine OpManager vs. Zabbix report.

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