Fantastic OpenSource alternative to Nagios! Much cheaper than SaaS alternatives.
April 24, 2017

Fantastic OpenSource alternative to Nagios! Much cheaper than SaaS alternatives.

Josh Quint | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Zabbix

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.
  • Allows for centralized monitoring of many separated environments.
  • Out-of-the box templates for many operating systems.
  • Auto discovery and confirmation allows new environments to be added quickly and easily.
  • The web frontend isn't always intuitive, can be hard to find things that you know you saw somewhere!
  • Zabbix expressions require somewhat of a steep learning curve.
  • Documentation not always as complete as it could be for some options.
  • Sound monitoring solution for very little cost out-of-the box
  • New trends and predictions functions allows us to maintain AWS MSP Standing without the purchase of SaaS monitoring solutions
  • Template and Autoregistration speeds deployment vs tools like Nagios
More extensive and customizable than SaaS solutions. Much less learning curve than Nagios. Cost is very much lower than SaaS monitoring especially at scales over 1000 hosts ($15,000/month for SaaS!!) Templating systems allows for easy management and monitoring of groups of similar hosts. Not as 'pretty' as SaaS providers, but much more customizable.
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.