Zabbix

Zabbix

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level open source software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components.

4.5/5 (31 reviews)

Zabbix Overview

With Zabbix it is possible to gather virtually limitless types of data from the network. High performance real-time monitoring means that tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices can be monitored simultaneously. Along with storing the data, visualization features are available (overviews, maps, graphs, screens, etc), as well as very flexible ways of analyzing the data for the purpose of alerting.

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Zabbix Reviews

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Vandana G.

Automation Monitoring the complete Infrastructure

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/27
Review Source: Capterra

Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution. We are using it from last 2 years to monitor our complete infrastructure using it. The immediate feedback using email and Jabber helps to dig fast and on right place. Monitoring always needs protection on roles and permission as it has access to sensitive data also, so the new tag based management provide the roles and triggers that need to be executed. The new HTML based email looks more nice in all new Zabbix 4.2 version.

Pros

Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution to monitor our complete infrastructure. Zabbix helps in monitoring any kind of IT solution like servers, network, services, virtual machine, database or website monitoring. The new interface and features included in Zabbix 4.2 are really impressive. Zabbix helps in storing the data in JSON format so other application can also use it. Zabbix proxy is highly recommended for large scale of production system. The low level discovery automatically search the new nodes without any effort.

Cons

Zabbix notification and per-user view are the areas that need to be enhanced more and come with the more customization options. The support tickets sounds expensive if you buy some start packs so an Enterprise pack is always recommended if you need to implement it to complete infrastructures of a large organization.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Nidhi S.

Zabbix automation for all kind of IT soutions.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/15
Review Source: Capterra

Zabbix is a great tool for automation monitoring. The easy administration help in managing the permission and roles for users. The customized audit log view can be modified as per the roles and permission to maintain the privacy of data. Trigger display can be customized. The availability report have the new time filter that can be used to select a time frame to view the particular data.

Pros

Zabbix is the one-stop software tool for monitoring the complete infrastructure. The end-to-end security and distributed monitoring help to track and audit the remote data centers. Zabbix proxies server help in isolating the network and speeding up the response from node. Best thing I like in Zabbix is that the agents never get out of dated as New Zabbix version always supports its previous agent version. Zabbix 4.X also support the IPv4 or IPv6 or mix internet protocol for addressing.

Cons

The problem detection and metric collection display should be configurable for each user view. The configuration for event correlation need to trigger points and it should come with the test feature button to check the functionality.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Bill B.

Serious power for technical users

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

Zabbix is one component of my managed services platform. It handles multi-tenancy well. It has been 100% reliable at watching my clients' machines and alerting me to problems that require action. Zabbix can be fine tuned so that you are notified of just the problems that require your attention, without a lot of noise. I use the notification options to control how, where and at what times I am alerted, based on severity.

Pros

With Zabbix, you can monitor and automate just about anything. Highly, HIGHLY configurable and scalable. It can monitor processes within a machine, connectivity between machines, performance, availability, SLA compliance, and so on using TCP/IP, SNMP, IPMI, JMX. It's actively developed Free software with a large community, so you can expect frequent updates and new features. The server is Linux based but there are monitoring agents for all the major OSes.

Cons

Zabbix takes some time to learn the framework. There are several parts to construct just one monitor-trigger-action item. Pre-built templates make it easier to begin and provide some examples to study, but this is not a plug-n-play application. More like a box of Legos. Not that I like this aspect least, but mention it as fair warning for those prospecting for a monitoring solution.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Abhinav K.

A complete Automation Monitoring Solution for DevOps environment

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/25
Review Source: Capterra

We are monitoring the complete infrastructure with the Zabbix and implementing it with each new project we are working on. The agentless monitoring provides the advantage on some hand where installing of agent is not easy or possible. The newly designed web interface is user friendly and help in implementing and deploy with ease. Dashboard also provide the push notification to right user group about its issue and monitoring engineer can detect the root cause of the issue.

Pros

The new Zabbix 4.0 has significantly enhanced the dashboard and other graphical widget. The newly design time module selection also allows the word syntax for faster access to the metrics. Zabbix provides the mutiple modes like Kiosk mode & compact mode view to present the data in more efficient way. Zabbix 4.0 come with the new tag based permission which gives the flexibility to manage the access to user group. Zabbix community is increasing rapidly as it provides the complete open source enterprise level monitoring.

Cons

The only lack I find about Zabbix was documentation and lack of other online content, but after implementing it I find the official documentation is fair enough to implement as the pre-configure template are easy to deploy.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Open-source enterprise grade monitoring solution

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/01
Review Source: Capterra

General purpose open source monitoring tool which provides a good starting point for day 2 operations.

Pros

It was very straightforward to get started using the software. Zabbix is open source monitoring platform and there are a number of different ways to quickly install the product. All that is required is a compatible linux distribution and persistence layer. I used Centos and PostgreSQL. A few commands later and I had Zabbix up and running. Our primary goal was to use Zabbix for network monitoring, although it does offer support for almost any type of resource. Since the project has been around for a while there are a large number of plugins available for both hardware and software applications. However most of these are fairly generic and you will need to write (or pay) for advanced integrations). If you need support, zabbix offers multiple tiers of support depending on your SLA requirements.

Cons

Lack of automated backend processing to keep the database tuned to peak performance. As mentioned before, if you need a custom integration, or a more complete integration for an existing solution, you'll need learn how to customize zabbix. Depending on your team's technical ability, this might be a challenging endeavor, as the provided documentation can be lacking. While you have the ability to generate reports, Zabbix doesn't support all file formats.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

Zabbix Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Value for money

Absolutely Free.
Zabbix offers the freedom of using an open-source solution with no vendor lock-in and freely accessible source code. This includes not only Zabbix itself, but also required components (Linux, Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL, PHP)

Zabbix Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • SSL Security
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Zabbix

Key features of Zabbix

  • Agentless Monitoring
  • Built-in Java Application Server Monitoring
  • Capacity Planning
  • Distributed Monitoring
  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Native WMI Support for Windows Agent
  • Optimized for High Performance
  • Proactive Monitoring
  • Scaling to Large Environments
  • True Open source
  • Virtual Marchine Monitoring
  • Web Services
  • Zero-Maintenance

Benefits

There are many reasons to choose the Zabbix solution over its competitors. The best way to make sure it is the #1 choice for your organization is to give it a try. Before you start though, consider the following benefits of using Zabbix:

Zabbix offers the freedom of using an open-source solution with no vendor lock-in and freely accessible source code. This includes not only Zabbix itself, but also required components (Linux, Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL, PHP)
Zabbix setup and configuration is quite easy ensuring a low learning curve and therefore low cost of ownership
Highly efficient Zabbix agents for UNIX and Windows (x32, x64, Itanium) based platforms provide wider monitoring capabilities with greater speed
A centralized monitoring system allows to store all information (configuration and performance data) in a relational database for easier processing and re-use of data
Rich visualization capabilities allow to work with your data faster and smarter
Built-in housekeeping procedures allow to keep your data well organized

Zabbix FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Zabbix.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Zabbix offer?

Zabbix offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Free Trial: Not Available

Absolutely Free.
Zabbix offers the freedom of using an open-source solution with no vendor lock-in and freely accessible source code. This includes not only Zabbix itself, but also required components (Linux, Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL, PHP)

Q. What are the main features of Zabbix?

Zabbix offers the following features:

  • Agentless Monitoring
  • Built-in Java Application Server Monitoring
  • Capacity Planning
  • Distributed Monitoring
  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Native WMI Support for Windows Agent
  • Optimized for High Performance
  • Proactive Monitoring
  • Scaling to Large Environments
  • True Open source
  • Virtual Marchine Monitoring
  • Web Services
  • Zero-Maintenance

Q. Who are the typical users of Zabbix?

Zabbix has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Zabbix support?

Zabbix supports the following languages:

English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Zabbix offer?

Zabbix has the following pricing plans:

Free, Open Source

Q. Does Zabbix support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Zabbix supports

Q. What other apps does Zabbix integrate with?

Zabbix integrates with the following applications:

BigPanda, CA Flowdock, CloudMonix, CoreStack, EZ Texting, ManageEngine AlarmsOne, Opsgenie, OverOps, PagerDuty, xMatters

Q. What level of support does Zabbix offer?

Zabbix offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials