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Dror Mor
Real User
IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable thing about the Zabbix product is that it was easy to install and manage.

How has it helped my organization?

We used this solution for monitoring our applications and our internal web applications, which we couldn't do with Icinga (the previous software we used). That product was very good but the application monitoring of it wasn't good at all… more»

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of things that can use improvement which is why we are seeking a new solution. Network monitoring is a problem. It gives too many false positives. For example, it notifies us that a server is down while I'm using that server… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are actually looking for another solution that meets our needs better. That is not because Zabbix is necessarily a bad solution. Our needs changed and there are better solutions available. I previously used ManageEngine OpManager in… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this product a 7 out of 10. This is because it needs better flapping control and better infrastructure monitoring. Other products provide this already. I don't think I have much to say that isn't answered elsewhere. The… more»
Real User
System & Network Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its performance (scalability) in monitoring, the monitoring centric (agent compatibility with the large vendors OS, SNMP, IPMI, JMX), VMware… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now more pro-active before an issue appears to our customer because all the layers are now converged by Zabbix monitoring. In addition, this monitoring product is… more»

What needs improvement?

The capacity planning feature and SLA monitoring need to be improved. The capacity planning feature should give to administrator recommendations regarding the actions to… more»

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

This product is free, i.e., no vendor lock and all the features are included without the Enterprise Edition. However, just like the other products used in production, it's… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we were using Nagios coupled with Centreon. We switched because Centreon has some paid features and so, there are some hidden costs. In addition, we needed to… more»

What other advice do I have?

The only advice is: * To read the documentation before implementing. * Test the software with the appliance (i.e., only for testing and not for the production… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other solutions; stay with Centreon's newer version.
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D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature which I like the most would have to be the GUI. At first, I was put off, as I felt it was too complex or busy. Upon using it to setup devices, I found it was… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we didn't really have a centrally managed monitoring solution, so adding this product has been a blessing as we are able to actively monitor and react accordingly… more»

What needs improvement?

I wish it had more options for personalizing the product, such as being able to include your company's logo without editing text files. More templates for specific… more»

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

It's open source, so no cost/licensing needed.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Cacti, which worked well for our uses. We moved because we needed a more updated solution that had support for a myriad of devices. The community is also active in… more»

What other advice do I have?

Zabbix coupled with Grafana (there's a plugin for Zabbix, very easy to setup), is a great monitoring stack. Leveraging "Let's Encrypt for SSL" is also a must!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Nagios, Prometheus, Check_MK, Adagios, Icinga 2, Zenoss, PRTG, and Cacti.
Alireza Derogar
Real User
Network Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 02 2019

What is most valuable?

Zabbix scripts is the most valuable feature because you can execute a custom script on devices to solve problems in seconds.

How has it helped my organization?

Creating a trigger to get alarmed on it and take action to solve them (automatically), and get management info to improve performance.

What needs improvement?

It is a little complex to config and implement so I'd like for them to make it easier to config, for example, a configuration for SNMPv3 or trap listener on it.

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

This is definitely a free software (it's open source), and You just need to allocate some resources to launch it

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Because zabbix is a open source NMS however it is very powerful and highly scalable.

What other advice do I have?

When you learn how to work with it, you will love it. It is a complete network management system that will meet all your needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Of course, we compared it with similar tools like Nagios, Zenoss, PRTG and OP Manager , and we chose it based on the benefits
Cesar Danecke
Real User
Information Technology Supervisor at PUCPR
Apr 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The discovery functionality. Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures.

How has it helped my organization?

* Assertive monitoring * Customized messages * Configurable screens * Division by teams * Customizable alerts * Automated call opening * Mobile connections

What needs improvement?

The product is already great. Wanting something more could take the focus off the product. However, correlation of events would be a wonderful addition.

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

It is worth every cent to pay or even study to do your own installation.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have already used Nagios. After using Zabbix, I did not try new tools. I adapted and believe it would be difficult to convert all the rules to another system.

What other advice do I have?

I believe in the system's potential.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I had a very good references to Zabbix, but I did have a look at Pandora FMS and Nagios.
Woosung Jeon
Real User
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The financial setting is the most valuable feature, since Zabbix can use old data to current data to set the threshold. We can use previous data to set the threshold.

How has it helped my organization?

It has rich functions.

What needs improvement?

I want Zabbix to improve the UX/UI. Zabbix doesn't use a JavaScript chart for images, and I want them to improve this.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched from our previous solution because of cost.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as a 10 out of 10. It is the best product. I really love Zabbix because it has a lot of functions and works well. My advice is to use Zabbix. When selecting a vendor, the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our choices were Geneos, Nagios, Zabbix, Centreon, and Cacti. We chose Zabbix because we did a proof of concept, and Zabbix was the best. It had the richest functions, and it was free.
Tchidat Linda
Real User
Engineer of Telecommunication at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 16 2019

What do you think of Zabbix?

What is our primary use case?

I use Zabbix to monitor IT infrastructures of a SCADA system for an electrical network, particularly in high voltage - low voltage transports stations.

How has it helped my organization?

Zabbix has improved the quality of monitoring because it can be used by low-level network technicians.

What is most valuable?

Customizable network map and email alerts or intuitive web interface had made Zabbix very useful.

What needs improvement?

Open an SSH session from the web interface.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

i did not use previously a different solution

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple, and for a…
Brad Simonin
User
Sr. Linux Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 14 2018

What do you think of Zabbix?

What is our primary use case?

We use it to monitor Linux systems. It has performed well.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes. 

What is most valuable?

Graphing processes. It can send messages to our ticketing system. It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system.

What needs improvement?

I would like to better be able to monitor Oracle processes.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have not used technical support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution, so I asked my…
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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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