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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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Easy to deploy: Many users have found Zabbix to be extremely easy and straightforward to deploy. Its user-friendly installation process …
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Zabbix is best over all

10 out of 10
September 29, 2023
We are using Zabbix to monitor server , ICMP, Hardware and interfaces. The Zabbix version 6.4 gives the accurate information and …
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Zabbix Power Users

9 out of 10
July 25, 2018
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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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What is Zabbix?

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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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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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The most common users of Zabbix are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Users of Zabbix have made several recommendations based on their experiences with the open-source monitoring tool.

Many reviewers suggest setting up a separate virtual server for Zabbix to facilitate an easy installation and configuration process. This approach allows for better manageability and flexibility in integrating Zabbix into existing infrastructure.

Zabbix is highly recommended for its ability to provide customizable alerts and monitoring capabilities. Users appreciate the flexibility to tailor notifications according to their specific requirements, allowing them to stay informed about critical events and issues.

Several users recommend Zabbix specifically for network performance monitoring. They find it suitable for large-scale environments, making it an ideal choice for big companies that need to monitor metrics across tens of thousands of devices.

While many users find Zabbix to be a valuable monitoring tool, some have also noted a few considerations. It has been mentioned by some reviewers that Zabbix may not be very intuitive and can be challenging to set up initially. To overcome this hurdle, users advise seeking support from the Zabbix IRC channel or having a Linux administrator assist with the server setup.

A few users have observed that Zabbix can be resource hungry compared to other monitoring solutions like Nagios. They mention that tuning and optimizing Zabbix may require additional effort to achieve optimal performance.

Overall, reviewers recommend conducting due diligence and planning ahead before implementing Zabbix. While it may require some initial investment in terms of time and resources, users find that Zabbix offers comprehensive monitoring capabilities and steadily improves its user interface over time. For smaller businesses or those utilizing virtual machines, reviewers suggest giving Zabbix a try as it can be deployed effectively in such environments.

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September 29, 2023

Zabbix is best over all

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Zabbix to monitor server , ICMP, Hardware and interfaces. The Zabbix version 6.4 gives the accurate information and alerts.and we are using smartmontool to monitor disk bad sectors. The configuration part is smartmontool and smart Zabbix agent 2 for windows and Linux is good and easy to send notification on telegram.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zabbix to monitor pretty much everything plugged into our corporate network. This includes the basics like firewalls and switches and server hosts to the weird stuff like phone system PBXs and time clocks. Zabbix does have a steep learning curve and I had to watch a bunch of YT videos to understand how it wants to be setup. Since its open source, it likes to assume that everybody using Zabbix is going to have the same kind of skills as the developers, which is what holds back Zabbix from a bigger user base. It is very powerful software and can display enormous amounts of USEFUL information but its all hidden behind a user interface that is not as user friendly as it could be. I spent a good 40 hours doing the setup and configuration of Zabbix when I started at my current employer. The dashboards showing live firewall and switch activity blew away my boss and he said this was a game changer. The next question was could he tinker with it and add in more stuff to be watched. I said yes sure but have you got 10 hours for me to show the basics? My review of Zabbix is that it is fantastic software, if you have the time to dedicate to the setup.
Armando Gomez Alarcon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Zabbix in our company for the control and monitoring of each of the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces of the transport network, based on the premise that our network is a ring topology, we have distributed probes at strategic points that allow us to collect real and timely data on the status and behavior of each interface, On the other hand and not less important it facilitates the verification and monitoring of the BGP sessions with our international provider, a fundamental aspect since it depends on them that we can offer the service to our customers, we use it only in our department and with zabbix we can perform routine tasks such as backup, alarms and automatic monitoring quickly and effectively.

Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We monitor Virtual network functions (VNFs) alarms & performance graphs on Zabbix. It is basically an FM & PM system that collects data from all the nodes & aggregates them in the form of user-readable graphs & XL sheets. It is also used to set performance-based alerts in the system & it can also be used as an aggregator for a big NMS type system like Nokia's NetAct.
Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zabbix is the complete monitoring tool that can monitor any type of environment, We are monitoring Amazon-hosted EC2 instances and also Azure Virtual machines. Zabbix is very active in communicating with its agents. This tool is open-source and can be deployed on any Windows/Linux-based machine. We are monitoring more than 200 servers including the websites and windows services.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We're using Zabbix for almost 4 years now to monitor some specific servers and applications in our South America (+Portugal) sites.
It is configured to run discovers on our vCenter to grab any new VM and to start monitoring its CPU, Mem, Disk usage, etc. For specific applications, those more critical to the business, we create templates to monitor the services.
We have also created some tests using CURL to authenticate to applications and measure the end-user experience, so we can generate alerts when an important application is taking more time than it was supposed to authenticate.
It also has a great 'SLA' dashboard, where you can see the amount of time that an specific application was out-of-service during a period of time. We use it to provide some evidences to the business. Those applications can be constituted by multiple servers, services, databases, etc... It is very flexible on this level.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As an open-source monitoring solution, Zabbix is our preferred choice. Our company has been using it since 2017 to monitor all infrastructure. The overview we get from it is fabulous. It's immediate and it provides very clear information on many levels depending on what you want to see based on user roles and permissions. You can configure absolutely everything you can image with it.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is currently one of our main monitoring applications (next to Munin). It is used to monitor the state of hardware (temperatures, hardware-errors), the state of the operating system (running, load, memory usage, etc.) and the state of services (running, network-connections, load, etc.). Additionally, some services can report on further metrics, e.g. if files are outdated or show unreasonable behavior. Through the trigger-framework, we can start automated mitigation, as well as manually inspect the issue.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In the beginning, we started using Zabbix in a small deployment, running the Linux box, deployed as a docker container. As we got familiar with the infrastructure, we decided to start using to basically monitor some servers. As we got confident, we started to monitor all the servers on-premise and some servers on a private cloud and finally, we included the network assets. Currently, it's been used just by our IT department and our main goal is to have a tool capable to monitor and early detect infrastructure issues to act as quick as possible.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is primarily being used to monitor servers and services running on them, though it is starting to be used also to monitor network components as well. Secondarily, it is being used as a Synthetic User Monitor for web applications.
July 25, 2018

Zabbix Power Users

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Zabbix to monitor both the internal IT Infrastructure, as well as the external IT Infrastructure. It was first implemented in 2010 and it has evolved significantly over the years, giving us a single pane of glass for monitoring systems, storage, network and the applications themselves. By implementing a solution that provides us this level of visibility, Engineers only have a single place to look to find the root cause of an issue, rather than jumping from system to system, trying to correlate events.
Zabbix is heavily used by Systems, Network and Database Engineers as well as Applications Developers to provide visibility to what is happening in the environment, to notice a problem before our users do.
We have implemented Zabbix so that there is a central Zabbix server (hosted in AWS), with Zabbix proxies at each physical location where there is infrastructure. This way if the Zabbix server goes down, no data is lost, as it is cached on each of the proxies until connectivity is restored to the Zabbix server.
Steve Mushero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are big fans of Zabbix and use it as our core monitoring system for our Chinese MSP business, monitoring thousands of hosts for hundreds of customers across dozens of locations, data centers, and cloud. We've customized it with some UI enhancements, API additions, and DB integrations into ticket and service systems, too.
Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While working at the Comcast headquarters as a Linux Engineer on their Splunk team, I set up Zabbix to monitor approximately one-thousand (1,000) physical servers running Splunk. It allowed us deeper insight into the use and performance of Splunk throughout our infrastructure. It also gave us the ability to prevent small problems (such as hard drive failures) from growing unchecked and leading to serious outages.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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 and virtual machines, and with the help of a raft of templates available for free online to make it an essential monitoring tool for any business. Support is available if you want it - although from my perspective it looked to be costly if you simply want light email only assistance on your setup.
Josh Quint | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Zabbix organization-wide to monitor several environments in AWS. Use of the Zabbix proxy allows us to manage many environments from a centralized location. We can graph and alert on all separate environments in a monolithic fashion. Zabbix's new trending and forecasting allow us to model performance based on trends in each environment.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is being used for data collection and monitoring sections of our network. We use its information to plot out future resource bottlenecks, plan hardware upgrades, identify unusual usage patterns, failure rates, uptimes and execution of maintenance scripts.
Deepshikha Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our operations team uses Zabbix to monitor our company's physical and virtual infrastructure. Zabbix monitors our servers, network gear, CPU performance data and application uptime. We have integrated Zabbix alerts with PagerDuty to get pinged when an issue arises.
December 11, 2015

Zabbix just works

Nadir Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The company was using a very old version of Nagios at the time. I created a pro/con list for my manager on which monitoring application to switch to. Zabbix ended up being the winner based on features. It is specifically used to monitor EMR servers to ensure they are readily available for Office use at all times. We also used the software to notify support staff if there is an issue. The on-call person will receive the alarm and solve it as needed.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is used to monitor about 5000 network devices, 1000 servers and other services totaling 8000 hosts. Our IT department is deploying Zabbix to replace older monitoring services, to expand and modernize monitoring and alerting. Alerting is being automated and alerts are to be distributed to the responsible parties and even automate recovery where possible. Zabbix also stores a lot of useful "normal state" performance metrics for reference during problems.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is a preferred option for our organization based on its open-source nature and versatile functionality. The Zabbix sender and trap features allow us to set up adhoc alerts based on specific criteria, such as log grepping for error frequency. We also use Logstash in tandem with Zabbix to generate alerts based on Logstash queries.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Zabbix is currently in place monitoring servers and network hardware across the entire organization. We're using it to monitor service availability as well and have made attempts to use it for hardware monitoring as well, but the SNMP Trap support is lacking at best and very clunky to implement.
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