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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.1

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    81%

    Zabbix

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SolarWinds ipMonitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.3
    83%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    7.9
    79%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    6.8
    68%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds ipMonitor is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Zabbix is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    78%
    23 Ratings
    8.6

    Zabbix

    86%
    21 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Zabbix

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Zabbix

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    88%
    8 Ratings
    5.7

    Zabbix

    57%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Zabbix

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    Zabbix is very well suited for infrastructure monitoring i.e. the underlying host servers, basically, compute nodes. However, it has limited FM & PM capabilities for the workloads, i.e., the virtual machines (VMs). Zabbix has an easy-to-use GUI which can be explored easily & provides good filtering of the data.
    Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • ipMonitor is well suited to use SNMP sources to monitor up states and usage such as network interfaces
    • ipMonitor does a great job of measuring bandwidth usage and delivering a long term 'picture' of usage
    • ipMonitor has an exceptional interface that is easy to use and simple to navigate
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    • Collecting hardware data - CPU, Memory, Network, and Disk Metrics are collected and reported on.
    • Flexible design - It is very easy to build out even very large environments via the templating system. You can also start where you are - network monitoring, server monitoring, etc. and then build it out from there as time and resources permit.
    • Provides a "plugin architecture" (via XML templates) to allow end users to extend it to monitor all kinds of equipment, software, or other metrics that are not already added into the software already.
    • Very complete documentation. Almost every aspect of Zabbix has been documented and reported on.
    • Cost - Zabbix is FOSS software and always free. Support is reasonably priced and readily available.
    Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
    • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
    • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
    Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    • In a busy Zabbix environment, it can easily overwhelm the underlying database. Plan on having SSDs and a significant server infrastructure to keep up with more than a hundred hosts.
    • Building out Zabbix metrics that suit your environment can be very time consuming. When choosing a monitoring platform like Zabbix, expect a steep learning curve and to invest significant resources to make the tool valuable.
    • This is less important than it has been in the past, but current versions of Zabbix still do not handle IPMI checks of hardware very well. We needed to write our own wrapper for IPMI checks rather than using the built in IPMI poller.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $1,570 installation

    SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
    ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
    ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
    1. installation
    Additional Pricing Details

    Zabbix

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Zabbix Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    Zabbix 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is free. It didn't cost anything to implement (other than my time and the cost incurred for it) and it is filling a badly needed gap in our IT infrastructure. Support is available if we have issues and can be done annually or paid for on a per incident basis as needed. Expansion, updates, and all other future lifecycle activities are likewise free of cost, so as long as someone is able to implement/maintain the software (and the OSS project is maintained) then I imagine the company will never leave it.
    Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 6 answers
    SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
    Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.8
    Based on 8 answers
    Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    Zabbix 5.7
    Based on 8 answers
    The setup is the most time-consuming portion of using zabbix. It takes a lot of effort to shape it into a usable format and even then it can get very messy. It's not exactly intuitive and as mentioned the UI seems a bit antiquated. If I was to roll out a monitoring solution from scratch, I'd probably look for alternatives which are easier to use and maintain.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zabbix

    Zabbix 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    We are a mainly Windows environment, so it would be useful if we could have used Active Directory to deploy agents. As of version 4.2, Zabbix has announced a new agent MSI file to allow exactly that. Unfortunately, we didn't have that option.Also, for Linux and MAC deployments, there is no simple way to deploy that. Using remote scripts you may be able to create something, but most places will opt for either SNMP (agentless) or manual installation of agents to add to Zabbix. A way of deploying agents via discovery would go a long way to helping in the adoption of the tool.
    Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
    Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    We're using the Solarwinds suite as our global monitoring standard, but it is very complex and its licensing model makes it difficult to monitor a wide range of technologies. So, we're using Zabbix as a complement on our monitoring process.Zabbix is a way more flexible and has free integrations to a wide range of technologies. It is also more 'user friendly' and easy to manage.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
    • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
    • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zabbix

    • Zabbix simply makes it easier to identify, and subsequently resolve problems quickly
    • Zabbix gives one web page to look at to see a list of all on-going issue in a single place
    • Zabbix can automate response to alerts. For example, Zabbix allows you the customization to take a monitored server out of production rotation if it is identified as unhealthy
    Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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