Cost-effective and works well for Cisco switches, but the setup is difficult and time-consuming
What is our primary use case?
This is a network monitoring solution that I was playing around with to see if it would meet my needs.
Pros and Cons
"The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches."
"The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have."
What other advice do I have?
My advice for anybody who is implementing Zabbix is to seek the help of somebody who has actually done it before. Otherwise, it's not worth their time. Also, find somebody who can provide you with the templates that you need, or who's got familiarity with building them. It is a good solution if you have the time to build the templates and figure it all out. This requires knowledge of SNMP, as well as all of the devices. Then, you have to put it into XML and create a template that Zabbix can use. It is not a straightforward solution. The reason that I stopped using Zabbix and bought…