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Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds AppOptics vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable feature is that we can manually configure everything we need. After it comes inside the interface of Centreon, you can display it. Because the interface is quite user-friendly, you can manually configure the configuration very deeply, which is very pleasant and useful because you can monitor and see everything on your service list, dashboard, or MAP. The most useful feature for me is that you can create your own plugin and monitoring query.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""In addition, the flexibility, customizability, and analytics of Centreon's dashboards are all very good. The dashboards help us see the whole network map, and that is quite valuable for us. In addition, the dashboards have helped to improve our visibility and ability to proactively ensure the right data is available at the right time... The flexibility has given us the ability to add in our own monitoring metrics and that has been quite interesting and very useful for us.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks."

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"Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.""Technical support is always live and they're supportive."

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"The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.""Zabbix is very easy to implement.""The basic setup is very easy.""The most valuable feature is service assurance.""The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast""The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use.""The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.""The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring."

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Cons
"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""I would like them to improve their documentation. When I faced some issues, I was looking for more documentation on the Internet. There is official documentation on Centreon's website, which sometimes is useful. Sometimes it is not very useful, as you cannot find the information or enough examples of configuration. The answer for me was to contact the support, who helped me, but I was not able to find all the information by myself on Centreon's website. A Centreon community or blog would be helpful."

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"AppOptics would benefit from having a much more centralized view.""In terms of the technology, I think they need to put some more advanced troubleshooting into SolarWinds, in terms of AI capabilities. That's the next generation, especially in the cases of APIs which have already adopted AI capabilities into their products."

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"I am having difficulties connecting it to Grafana, as well as some of the other plugins like Kibana.""The APM monitoring has room for improvement, although I hear that the new 5.2 version has some improvements in that area, and I'd like to give that a go. I would like to see a few more templates out there for different styles of monitoring. I use the Grafana interface for reporting. I would also like it to have an out-of-the-box ability to email reports. You can create reports, but to be able to email those reports would be really helpful. I've got users who are not interested in logging in and generating a report. They want it all pre-canned and sent to an email address. It would also be really handy if we could pin certain reports up onto platforms such as Teams or SharePoint. A GUI for the proxy server would be cool to have for debugging purposes and for the support teams to have a look at, but I don't know whether that's really feasible to do. I get enough from the log files themselves.""It could be more stable.""I think the reporting part of Zabbix can be improved in terms of more user-friendly graphics to display the collected data. Many simple users who don't know how to use Zabbix properly might get confused by the reporting, although at the same time it is very versatile for my company.""The performance reporting could be improved.""When using this solution in enterprise monitoring, you are able to see that there are some issues with equipment that could be causing a problem. Sometimes you want to make a root command that you do not want to be executed automatically. What we have tried to do is open an SSH session directly from the solution's interface but it is not possible.""An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.""Zabbix claims that there is an auto-discovery process but my team member was facing difficulty and was told that it's not really automatic, and there are some manual steps."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good."
  • "Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."
  • "The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
  • "Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."
  • "Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."
  • "It is perfect and very cheap if you are a little company or startup. After that, it is quite expensive for a big company."
  • "I would like to see improvement in the licensing model. You can purchase X number of licenses, up to 1,000 devices or 1,000 instances. Your next batch is 2,000. But what if you only need, say, 1,200? The model could be changed a little bit."
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  • "Mostly, it's a perpetual license. We don't have any customers using the subscription right now—it's mostly a perpetual license that the customers purchase. The licensing is based on the number of elements, whereas other solutions are node-based."
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  • "I was using the free, Community Edition."
  • "We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
  • "We are using the free, open-source version."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
  • "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."
  • "My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature is that we can manually configure everything we need. After it comes inside the interface of… more »
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    We buy the Centreon solution and licenses for many projects and monitoring hosts. It is perfect and very cheap if you… more »
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    The solution’s customizable reports and dashboards for allowing management to see performance metrics is very well done… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.
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    The most important thing is the pricing should be improved. The licensing scheme is based on the number of elements… more »
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    The primary use case of this solution is for the net op teams. Some teams also use it for the servers or even the… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.
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    The solution is completely open-source and free to use.
    Top Answer: 
    An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.
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    Also Known As
    AppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
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    Overview
    The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

    AppOptics is a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. 

    Your business runs on applications, and when they go down or run slowly, it can impact the business in lost productivity, customers, or revenue. To add to the complexity, your IT environment is changing, and workloads can be spread across data centers, and cloud resources. You need to monitor the availability and performance of applications and infrastructure, regardless of where they are, so you can identify potential issues early and address them before they impact users

    Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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    Sample Customers
    Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
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    Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer7%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 38th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 44 reviews. SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 8.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Useful features for network operations ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, ThousandEyes, AppDynamics and Azure Monitor, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our SolarWinds AppOptics vs. Zabbix report.

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