Zabbix

Zabbix

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Zabbix

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Zabbix Power Users

9 out of 10
July 25, 2018
We use Zabbix to monitor both the internal IT Infrastructure, as well as the external IT Infrastructure. It was first implemented in 2010 …
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Great monitoring platform

9 out of 10
January 20, 2018
Zabbix is a simple to setup and easy to manage solution. Very little in-depth tech skills needed to deploy initially due to pre-made ISOs …
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What is Zabbix?

Zabbix is an open-source network performance monitoring software. It includes prebuilt official and community-developed templates for integrating with networks, applications, and endpoints, and can automate some monitoring processes.

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What is Nagios Core?

Nagios provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components. Multiple APIs and community-build add-ons enable integration and monitoring with in-house and third-party applications for optimized scaling.

What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.

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What is Zabbix?

Zabbix is an open-source network performance monitoring software. The core program is free, with paid support from the vendor. It provides out-of-the-box templates from Zabbix and community developers. Zabbix includes network health measurements, including memory utilization, packet loss rate, and predictive trends in bandwidth usage and downtimes. These measurements can be adjusted using custom thresholds for network health and security issue alerts.


Zabbix also offers automation capabilities, including automatic network detection, configuration management, and report generation. It also enables remote and scripted remediation efforts when an issue is detected. The open-source format of the software is designed to support customization by users and the community.

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What is Zabbix?

Zabbix is an open-source network performance monitoring software. It includes prebuilt official and community-developed templates for integrating with networks, applications, and endpoints, and can automate some monitoring processes.

What is Zabbix's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 5.7.

Who uses Zabbix?

The most common users of Zabbix are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Zabbix is very well suited in monitoring health checks of servers and websites but Zabbix needs to add more health checks for other Amazon services including RDS. Zabbix provides complete support for creating custom templates but Zabbix must need to add pre-built templates. This tool is open-source so anyone can use this tool.
Score 10 out of 10
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From my stand point, [Zabbix is] very well suited for small and medium enterprises. The main benefit it is also it's worst quality: It is free / open source.
You don't have costs to implement and to use it, but in the other hand you don't have a professional support or SLAs to rely on. In case you base your monitoring of critical systems on Zabbix and it has an issue, you need to appeal to the community and it can take a long time to have an answer or have your issue fixed.
For these reasons I think it cant be the foundation of a monitoring process on large enterprises, but you can use it as a complement to have more flexibility.
Score 5 out of 10
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For large organizations with a team around monitoring, it is a very practical tool to manage your infrastructure. It allows autoconfiguration/autodiscovery of hosts and metrics. When you think of monitoring a single host, or just a few, there are other tools out there that may be easier to set-up; thinking for example of net-data.
Score 8 out of 10
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If you are familiar with the NOC concept and have some background with the main concepts of monitoring and alarms, Zabbix is a powerful tool that could help you build your own NOC from the ground up. On the other hand, if you don't have experience with the matter, I suggest you read about NOC concepts before you deep dive into deploying Zabbix, because it will help you a lot when you understand the whys and hows.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Zabbix is probably the best classical monitoring software out there that is also FOSS. It is superior to Nagios and other similar software from implementation to utilization, and equal in capabilities. It is equally capable to SolarWinds (and competitors), and more expandable (thanks to the support of user-generated XML templates), but at the cost of time, knowledge, and effort. It serves a different market than pure cloud monitoring solutions, though they do overlap heavily, so it probably is not as well suited to cloud-only monitoring (though it can be set up to work effectively in this role as well). However, given the flexibility of on-prem monitoring as well, it can be an option in conjunction with, or in place of the cloud-only monitoring if that is a need.

Overall, I would put Zabbix on par with SolarWinds and the main differentiator is where are the costs going to be paid - in end-user training and support of Zabbix or in the commercial, ease of use provided by SolarWinds (and competitors).
July 25, 2018

Zabbix Power Users

Score 9 out of 10
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Zabbix is well suited in an environment where connectivity is possible between all hosts in the network. Zabbix agents need to be able to "phone home" to the Zabbix server or a proxy. If connectivity is not possible between the agent and the server (typically the server is going to live in the "trust" section of the network, rather than a DMZ), Zabbix may not be a good fit. Zabbix is also appropriate in a cross-platform environment.
Zabbix is also highly appropriate in shops that are interested in building their own monitoring infrastructure, rather than using a service. These services are obviously not free, but the time that you invest in Zabbix may make up for that monthly spend.
Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Zabbix is a great solution when monitoring a majority of Linux servers, in my experience. I have never personally used it with Microsoft Windows servers and I'm not sure that I would recommend doing so based on my lack of familiarity with doing so.

In any case, I find Zabbix incredibly useful if you want a clean UI that lets you monitor absolutely anything that you could possibly imagine. The ability to set up "Templates" and "UserParameter"s within Zabbix are easily my favorite features.
Score 9 out of 10
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This is our core monitoring platform, used to monitor all servers and perimeters for any issues in the network. We utilize it to alert the team on any low disks, failed devices or loss of ping to certain aspects of the network. It also monitors flow and other metrics via SNMP with a single pane view for easy management.
Josh Quint | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Larger environments that are spread across different networks and physicalities play well with Zabbix with the use of Zabbix Proxy. It isn't very useful in things like AWS AutoScaled environments as IP addresses of the nodes constantly change and there's no good way to maintain the ephemeral nature of that type of environment in Zabbix.
Nishanthi Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Zabbix is a good monitoring tool for servers and availability, but it needs to be used with other tools to achieve the required monitoring. There are some lacking features like browser synthetic monitoring, application performance monitoring etc..but overall it's good.
Score 8 out of 10
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Zabbix is an open source platform and because of that, support is lacking and flexibility is high. Zabbix is well suited for an environment with budget constraints, or the need for a monitoring platform with unlimited customization. I also found the template system to be extremely easy to work with, allowing for the near instant deploying of device types that were already configured. Making Zabbix a good fit in environments where devices come and go with regularity.
Deepshikha Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Zabbix is great for monitoring protocols like HTTP, FTP, SSH, SMTP, SNMP, etc. It also has great features like visual analysis, customizable dashboards and system "templates". Features like auto-discovery and auto-registration let us manage infrastructure on the fly. The auto-registration function is very handy for automatic monitoring of a new AWS host. When a new cloud host is spun up, Zabbix will automatically start collecting performance and availability data of that node. On the other hand, Zabbix tuning can take a bit of time. You have to learn by experience. It could also improve its agent's footprint on machines. Zabbix is less appropriate if you have a huge, constantly changing infrastructure such as autoscaling. Application level monitoring is better done by other tools out there like Datadog.
Score 9 out of 10
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Zabbix is best suited for companies keeping the open-source mindset. If you're on a budget and want a robust and customizable monitoring system, Zabbix is a winner. Using Zabbix in tandem with Logstash (also open-source) and PagerDuty (nominal monthly fee) can open the potential and real-time alerting capability which will help responsiveness of network operations center (NOC) team members.
Score 9 out of 10
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I've had great experiences in small to medium business where I've managed Zabbix to monitor all of our hosts/services, however in a larger environment it seemed that other parties involved felt that there were better more scalable solutions when it came to monitoring 50,000+ servers. Given my previous experience with Zabbix in smaller environments I think it could be done, but it would require a pretty significant time and money investment to get it going at the larger scale and there were other solutions that required less of an investment at this scale.