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Anton Kasimov
Consultant
Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 24 2017

What do you think of Zabbix?

Hi everyone, I want to share a story about cooking toasts and tell you how we were expanding the functionality of Zabbix by a coil of wire and an integrated circuit Open Source solutions. First things first. Imagine, you work in an organization (and it can be yours) where its business process is supported by one or more IT systems. There is a monitoring system. Then a little blurred vision, and it is not clear whether /the industrial system is free or Open Source. However, there aresituations when all the sensors aregreen, but the business process gives unexplained setbacks, showing a decrease of key indicators. Matter-of-factly, the situation is out of control and your intervention is required. It’s quite a common case. A systematical approach for solving this problem will provide a…
Rene Romero
Real User
PostgreSQL Database Administrator at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Multi-level infrastructure maps. You can set up highly customizable maps of your infrastructure, including each… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As we know how are systems are supposed to work, Zabbix has given us the flexibility of building our checks without… more»

What needs improvement?

The Java gateway for monitoring Java applications didn’t work for us. Our JMX Service URL’s are somewhat complex, but we… more»

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

The product is open source with optional commercial support, which is recommended to reduce the learning curve, avoid… more»

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

A fork of Nagios called Icinga, it’s pretty good, but something like the Zabbix Maps feature was a must have for us. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you’re into the Open Source and freedom principles, don’t mind getting your hands dirty, and have the technical skills… more»
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Anonymous User
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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

The capacity planning feature and SLA monitoring need to be improved. The capacity planning feature should give 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… 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… 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… more»
D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… more»
Michal Kwapinski
Real User
Linux System Administrator at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Zabbix is fully open-source - no paid features/versions, so you get everything for free. Great, totally free product: * It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Zabbix allows us to monitor critical parts of our systems, track performance and utilization, and prevent outages. It… more»

What needs improvement?

Zabbix is a great tool and fairly easy for a technical person but it could be more friendly for non-technical staff.

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

Zabbix is free - no hidden costs, no paid features. Just download, install and enjoy.

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

I switched from Nagios to Zabbix. For me Zabbix is more intuitive, flexible, offering more options out-of-the-box.

What other advice do I have?

Make a plan for components you want to monitor, how these components are related, what groups and templates you want to… more»
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… more»

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… more»

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… more»

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… more»
Joaquin Giucci
Reseller
Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Highly adaptable to almost any environment and technology. The use of features, like Low Level Discovery, Templates, and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Availability problems are easily detected, minimizing downtime. Performance problems are detected before having an impact… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting and SLA customization.

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

Zabbix is Open Source, there is no licensing or pricing. As with any monitoring tool, there is a time cost which is… more»

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

We used Cacti for data visualization. We switched because of the benefits of using Zabbix as a central monitoring solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

In our opinion Zabbix is an amazing monitoring solution which allows for any service or device to be monitored. In most… more»
Nikolay Ryzhkov
Real User
Head of computer network and telecommunications division at a financial services firm
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Stability * Flexibility * Expandability My favorite features are auto-discovery and LLD (low-level discovery) with Zabbix (and with some… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we implemented Zabbix, we were blind.

What needs improvement?

I'd like it if they'd have implemented some sort of SNMP auto-discovery.

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

Like any other Open Source product, you can spend some money on support, but the product itself is free of charge.

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

Before Zabbix, It was another Open Source solution: Nagios. Actually, I set them both up simultaneously. So, I had a chance to compare them… more»
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