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Cesar Danecke
IT Supervisor at HORSCH BRASIL
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected
Pros and Cons
  • "Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures."
  • "Correlation of events would be a wonderful addition."

What is our primary use case?

  • Monitor network assets
  • Data links
  • Disk space
  • Physical servers
  • More than 1k virtual machines
  • Websites
  • Logins into automated systems

How has it helped my organization?

  • Assertive monitoring
  • Customized messages
  • Configurable screens
  • Division by teams
  • Customizable alerts
  • Automated call opening
  • Mobile connections
  • Iintegrations

What is most valuable?

The discovery functionality. Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures.

What needs improvement?

The product is already great. Wanting something more could take the focus off the product. However, correlation of events would be a wonderful addition.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are no scalability issues. The components scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had any events that the team has not resolved.

The system has good documentation and a community full of talent. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have already used Nagios, PRTG. After using Zabbix, I did not try new tools. I adapted and believe it would be difficult to convert all the rules to another system.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to deploy. The installation process is well-documented.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was carried out by an internal team. We acquired knowledge by reading manuals.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is worth every cent to pay or even study to do your own installation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I had a very good references to Zabbix, but I did have a look at Pandora FMS and Nagios.

What other advice do I have?

I believe in the system's potential.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

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Project Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Straightforward to set up, and works well for monitoring our internal network
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup was not complex."
  • "The graphical user interface could be customized a little bit more, and also the dashboard could be more friendly."

What is our primary use case?

Primarily we are using an on-premise installation, and just now we are exploring the cloud installation. It's basically the same one. It's a pre-production and production environment. We use the on-premises for testing, and we have the one with the cloud installation also.

We are using this solution for monitoring our internal network and infrastructure in the company, and also for monitoring a couple of our customers' installations. Not only their network but also their services, and to reduce consumption.

What needs improvement?

The graphical user interface could be customized a little bit more, and also the dashboard could be more friendly.

I would like to recommend the possibility of being integrated for the monitoring of the Micro Strategy System environment and clusters of machine Micro Services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Zabbix for perhaps six months

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We have 20 users in our organization who are using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

We don't have any experience with technical support. We haven't had any reason to contact them because we have been able to address any issues on our side.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. It took two hours to install.

What about the implementation team?

My colleague, along with one other internal team member deployed this solution. We did not use anyone externally.

What other advice do I have?

We have only just started using this solution a couple of months ago, but we plan to continue using it in the future.

I can recommend this product to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Deputy Manager - Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Good for monitoring but complicated to configure and it needs to be more customizable
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is monitoring."
  • "Having a more customizable interface and dashboard would be an improvement."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use Zabbix for monitoring our infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is monitoring.

What needs improvement?

Having a more customizable interface and dashboard would be an improvement.

The interface could be more user-friendly because it is can be really complicated if an end-user has to configure it. The administrator usually has to take care of that.

I would like to see more SNMP and storage support.

Application monitoring should be included in the future. I would like to see voice telephony monitoring and database monitoring.

The reporting functionality is limited.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Zabbix for the past four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no problem with scalability. The only people who use it are the IT staff, which is between 10 and 12 people.

How are customer service and technical support?

As we are using the free version, we do not have a support contract.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the free, open-source version.

What other advice do I have?

This is not a product that I recommend. Instead, I recommend using SolarWindows or ManageEngine for monitoring because there are more features on Zabbix with limited usability. Reports are also limited. Basically, you get more features in SolarWinds or ManageEngine.

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Petro Khytriak
Infrastructure Automation Lead at SoftServe Ltd.
Real User
Top 20
Has good stability and scalability
Pros and Cons
  • "Zabbix is both stable and scalable."
  • "For us, the initial setup was complex"

What is our primary use case?

I implement Zabbix for large companies with over 5,000 employees.

What needs improvement?

In the near future, we are going to see integration with its cloud platform.

We would like to use it for RBI, for service and credibility reports for our manager and management staff, and we also hope to use it to deliver customer scripts, etc. Currently, because we monitor over 5,000 hosts and servers, we need to use open source. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Zabbix for the last five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Zabbix is both stable and scalable. As I mentioned earlier, we scale more than 5,000 hosts.

How are customer service and technical support?

Currently, our own team provides support, but in the future, we may use Zabbix support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Nagios, but we are going to stop using this solution as it has specific limitations that we require. 

How was the initial setup?

For us, the initial setup was complex. We plan on integrating Zabbix with Prometheus and Grafana for a smooth relationship between dashboards. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support. It's cheaper than Datadog and ScienceLogic.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Zabbix a rating of nine, strictly because we would like to see better integration with mobile TeleCloud.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Tchidat Linda
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom
Real User
Top 5
Customizable network map and email alerts have made this product very useful. With Zabbix we have been able to design statefull map exactly similar to the real network architecture.

What is our primary use case?

I use Zabbix to monitor IT infrastructures of a SCADA system for an electrical network, particularly in high voltage - low voltage transports stations.

How has it helped my organization?

Zabbix has improved the quality of monitoring because it can be used by low-level network technicians.

What is most valuable?

Customizable network map and email alerts or intuitive web interface had made Zabbix very useful. In another way i really enjoy network traffic triggers that permit to check traffic thresold from ISP

What needs improvement?

Open an SSH session from the web interface.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

i did not use previously a different solution

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple, and for a simple network monitoring we didn't need to activate any specials features on linux server

What about the implementation team?

i have implement Zabbix through a very small in-house team on a virtual CentOS 7 server

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

About setup, cost or pricing i advise Zabbix, it does not need any licensing

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing Zabbix i haved eveluated other options like Nagios

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Adilson Dombaxi
Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems
Real User
Top 5
Straightforward installation, high performance, but support could be improved

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to monitor our network devices.

What is most valuable?

The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The performance reporting could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability could be improved, there are some limitations.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 11 people using this solution in my organization. We have four engineers and six technicians that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, the support could be more…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to monitor our network devices.

What is most valuable?

The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The performance reporting could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability could be improved, there are some limitations.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 11 people using this solution in my organization. We have four engineers and six technicians that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, the support could be more knowledgeable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it took approximately one hour.

What about the implementation team?

We did the installation ourselves. However, I had to watch some video tutorials and view some PDF help files online to complete the installation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license required for this solution and we pay annually for our license.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Zabbix a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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CEO at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Good alerts and integration with third-party tools, but should support monitoring of ATM machines

What is our primary use case?

We are using Zabbix just to monitor our small network out here.

What is most valuable?

The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

We would like to monitor other touchpoints such as ATM machines. It would be great if it can provide monitoring of ATM machines. Compatibility with other products would also be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have two people who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

There are a lot of professionals and…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Zabbix just to monitor our small network out here.

What is most valuable?

The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

We would like to monitor other touchpoints such as ATM machines. It would be great if it can provide monitoring of ATM machines. Compatibility with other products would also be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have two people who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

There are a lot of professionals and sites available, so we just get help from them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were not using any other solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

Our requirements are basic, and it is fulfilling them. I would rate Zabbix a seven out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Easy to manage, user-friendly, and new features added frequently
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use."
  • "In an upcoming release, there should be automated reports which we are currently doing manually. For example, if we collect a report file every day and want to send it to a moderator for review. We are expecting this feature to come out soon but it would be valuable to have now."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for network and application monitoring.

What is most valuable?

The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use.

Zabbix is always improving by adding more features and they have monthly announcements explaining the upcoming new features and functionality.

What needs improvement?

The automation could be improved.

In an upcoming release, there should be automated reports which we are currently doing manually. For example, if we collect a report file every day and want to send it to a moderator for review. We are expecting this feature to come out soon but it would be valuable to have now.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. They release major updates every two or three years with the minor changes being released every six months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated other solutions. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate Zabbix an eight out of ten.

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