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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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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…
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Vendor
Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What do you think of Zabbix?

Zabbix provides flexible functionality over Nagios and other open source monitoring softwares like opennms, zenoss etc. It is widely used in market these days due to its easy administration and configuration. Pros:-  1. Zabbix provides a user friendly GUI interface for administration and configuration for monitoring servers and network.  2. Zabbix is open source software, so no licenses needs to be purchased.  3. Zabbix clients can be configued easily by installing Zabbix client software on client machines on the network. Zabbix client machines can be of either windows, linux or any unix machine.  4. User parameters can be configured for customized scripts.  5. Configuration/administration documentations are available on official web site of Zabbix and…
Consultant
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 28 2014

What is most valuable?

This software is the most powerfull monitoring tool that I know. Actually since 2005, when I started to work with ZABBIX, this software keeps growing and growing. Each new… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Actually we are ZABBIX partners (premium and training) to Brazil and LatAm and our goal is to help other companies using ZABBIX.

What needs improvement?

I think ZABBIX needs improved report functions. Since ZABBIX version 1.8 we are using the ZABBIX API to integrate ZABBIX data with others tools (Pentaho, QlikView, etc.)… more»

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

Our setup was done with a in-house team and the costs are a 'ZABBIX Certified Specialist' to take care. But we are a ZABBIX Premium Partner and our customers choose ZABBIX… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, we used a lot of other monitoring tools (6 at the same time with distinct functions). We switched to ZABBIX because: * ZABBIX is a 'all-in-on' monitoring solution *… more»

What other advice do I have?

People need do a POC (Prove of Concept) to check if ZABBIX will fit in their needs. We also have a lot of blogs talking about 'Monitoring Solutions' and a lot of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Of course. We need to check other oprions all the time. Some software we evaluated: Nagios, Zenoos, HypericHQ, PandoraFMS, BigBrother/Quest.

What is Zabbix?

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.

Zabbix customers

Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud

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