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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%

    Zabbix

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Zabbix

    86%
    21 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zabbix

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    5.7

    Zabbix

    57%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Zabbix

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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

    Pandora FMS

    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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

    Pandora FMS

    • Community version small features
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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

    Pandora FMS

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Starting Price

    $2,990 100 nodes

    Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

    Edition
    NMS Edition$2,9901
    Enterprise Edition$4,2501
    1. 100 nodes
    Additional Pricing Details
    Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

    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

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Support Rating

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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

    Pandora FMS

    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

    Pandora FMS

    Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
    • Nagios
    • Zabbix
    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • IBM Tivoli
    • PRTG
    • SolarWinds
    Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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

    Pandora FMS

    • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
    • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
    • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
    Guillermo Sanchez | 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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