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We performed a comparison between vRealize Network Insight and Zabbix based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"It's a very powerful, very manageable product."

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"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines.""The solution is stable.""SNMP monitoring, source discovery, and alert triggering are most valuable.""The flexibility of this solution is amazing.""Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources.""It is a great product. The SNMP protocol tracking feature is good. I really like how it tracks SNMP. The alerts are also great.""The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.""The overall functionality of Zabbix is very good. The monitoring of bank applications that Zabbix provides is great. The information is displayed on a dashboard that is easily viewed."

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Cons
"Support could be much better."

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"The stability could be better.""The event correlation could be better.""The reports are not great and should be improved.""Zabbix does not draw automatic mapping of the network, this is something they should add in the future. There is a lot of effort that is involved in tailoring some of the settings which could be made easier.""There's a small module of APM, however, it is not an enhanced version. People usually ask for a full-fledged APM solution.""Its UI should be improved. They did some improvements in version 5, but it could benefit from some more work. Its integrations should also be improved. They've been active for one year, and they seem to have noticed that. It has new integrations, but it could benefit from more integrations. As far as I know, there is no model to push statistics, metrics, or events towards Zabbix. This type of API isn't yet there, whereas some other tools provide an API for this.""Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet.""The user interface could be better."

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  • "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."
  • "We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license."
  • "The solution is free. However, many open-sourced tools start out free but eventually start charging."
  • "Its licensing is fair. It seems to be much cheaper than others."
  • "It is open source. If you want to have a subscription or official support, you can pay for it. They have different plans, which are not that expensive. The plans are based on per monitoring server, not per monitored equipment. So, it is not at all expensive, and you can also live without the support if you want a cheaper option."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.
    Top Answer:The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure. Beyond that, I can't speak to any features that may be lacking. I don't work on the… more »
    Top Answer:From the time that it was available, we've been using it for various reasons and it's been proven quite successful in our virtual portfolio products, especially in the VMware environment. While we… more »
    Top Answer:There is less computing power needed for scaling.
    Top Answer:The service module started with version six. There is room for improvement, due to the fact that this first step looks nice, yet it can be improved here for a better combination with the services and… more »
    Top Answer:I'd rate the solution a nine out of ten. The good thing is that it is easy to test. This is one of my favorite benefits and why I like open-source software. You can test it very well without signing… more »
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    Overview
    VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.

    Zabbix is a free software tool traditionally used for monitoring your organization’s IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud services. Zabbix makes it possible for you to maintain control of your infrastructure by collecting any metric from any source. The solution also offers agentless monitoring, synthetic monitoring, custom collection methods, and data transformation.

    Zabbix offers:

    • Network monitoring
    • Server monitoring
    • Cloud monitoring
    • Application monitoring
    • Service monitoring

    Zabbix Features

    Zabbix has many valuable key features, including:

    Action Log, Anomaly Detection, Auditing, Automated Actions, Availability Reports, Capacity Planning, Custom Scripts, Custom Templates, Data Retrieval, Drill-Down Reports, Encryption, Event Correlation, History Data Analysis, Metric Collection, Multiple Authentication Methods, Multiple Severity Levels, Native WMI Support for Windows Agent, Network Discovery, Notifications, Root Cause Analysis, Trend Prediction, WMI Support, Web Services Widget-based Dashboards, Zero-Maintenance

    Zabbix Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Zabbix. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Flexible deployment options: Zabbix can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud to help you stay fully in control of your data.

    • Unlimited scalability: Zabbix is scalable to any infrastructure. It can easily scale for your personal home, or can scale for a large enterprise environment.

    • Ready-to-use templates: Zabbix comes with ready-to-use templates which makes it easy to integrate with systems you already use.

    • External vault: Zabbix enables you to keep your data secure and safe by providing an external vault storage option.

    • High availability: By using Zabbix’s high availability solution, you can negate the risk of data loss and gain 24/7 uptime.

    • Partner and vendor-backed: The solution is backed by 250+ global partners and multiple external vendors, giving you confidence in the solution.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Zabbix users.

    PeerSpot user Shibu B., Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services, says, "The solution is quite mature and very stable. The monitoring capabilities of the product are excellent.” He also adds, “The solution is very easy to scale and the product is open-source, meaning there aren't any licensing costs associated with it.”

    Julian L., Senior Specialist Critical Infrastructure at an educational organization, comments that the solution is “A complete solution that doesn't cost anything, does what I need it to do, and has easy-to-use templates and very good scalability.” He also mentions “The agents are pretty cool. They're easy to roll out. The standard out-of-the-box templates are also pretty easy to use. The integration with other learning products is also good.”

    Faycal N., CEO/Founder at Zen Networks, praises the product, mentioning, “Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."

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    Sample Customers
    NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
    Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    vRealize Network Insight is ranked 35th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review while Zabbix is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 41 reviews. vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Manageable, user-friendly, and easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". vRealize Network Insight is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, Cisco Secure Workload, SolarWinds NPM, ThousandEyes and Splunk, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Nagios Core, Centreon, Splunk and PRTG Network Monitor.

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