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Zabbix Valuable Features

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services

The monitoring capabilities of the product are excellent.

The solution is quite mature and very stable.

The solution is very easy to scale.

The product is open-source, meaning there aren't any licensing costs associated with it.

  • Action Log
  • Agentless Monitoring
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Auditing
  • Automated Actions
  • Availability Reports
  • Built-in Java Application Server Monitoring
  • Capacity Planning
  • Custom Scripts
  • Custom Templates
  • Data Retrieval
  • Dependencies
  • Distributed Monitoring
  • Drill-Down Reports
  • Encryption
  • Event Correlation
  • Hardware Monitoring
  • History Data Analysis
  • Issue Management
  • Log Monitoring
  • Messaging
  • Metric Collection
  • Mobile Apps
  • Multiple Authentication Methods
  • Multiple Severity Levels
  • Native WMI Support for Windows Agent
  • Network Discovery
  • Notifications
  • Optimized for High Performance
  • Proactive Monitoring
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scaling to Large Environments
  • Template management
  • Trend Prediction
  • True Open source
  • User Permissions
  • Virtual Marchine Monitoring
  • WMI Support
  • Web Services
  • Widget-based Dashboards
  • Zero-Maintenance
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Julian Lewis - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior application performance monitoring and alerting specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like being able to use proxy servers for different locations. 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. I have, in the past, used Slack, but we've integrated it with Microsoft Teams. We also use it for SMS with a service called Redcoat. It is very flexible.

It does what I need it to do, and my manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything. We are nearing 4,000 hosts inside Zabbix, and we've got another 6,000 access points to add to it. We've thrown everything at it, and it has managed to keep going. I am very impressed with the tool, and I'd shake their hand very hard if I got to say the compliments to the Zabbix team. They keep improving it and doing refreshes, which is one good thing about it. There is also online information as well as books that you can purchase if you're willing to read enough. There is a lot to pick up, but it is a pretty complete solution.

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Faycal Noushi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks

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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Faustine Chisasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation

Zabbix is highly customizable and flexible, which makes it easy to have all our monitoring needs accommodated. Many elements like auto-discovery, dashboards, templates, graphs, maps, metrics, SLA's can easily be customized to fit specific needs

Zabbix has a powerful API that support integration with third party software, automation and creating new applications. It can be easily integrated with other  tools as a data ingest, processing or visualization platform. The API allows for utilizing better software in specific areas that Zabbix may be lacking like Grafana which allows for more customizable dashboards.

Auto Discovery and Custom Actions are greatly helpful in doing mass discovery, the grouping of hosts, and templates association. The flexibility in setting discovery rules and actions is really helpful for complicated use cases.

Multi-tenancy support which a result of granular use roles, automatic actions, tags, and host grouping. User permissions can be limited to specific sections, services, applications, device groups, access level etc. This has proven to be very helpful for our customer's services monitoring instance.

Out-of-box templates that are customizable, can be changed or modified to suit specific use cases. Additional items can be added to these templates and more filtering or pre-processing rules can be specified in these templates

It has an intuitive UI with beautiful graphs and customizable maps. Although more powerful solutions can be used, Zabbix caters for all our needs in that area as it provides the flexibility we need.

Zabbix provides regular updates and a clear and timed roadmap. Very helpful as our c company can see whether  expectations will be taken care in coming releases of the software.

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David Collier - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Nobius IT

The ability to take data from multiple sources. The Zabbix agent is probably the most lightweight monitoring agent available. The agent itself is extensible providing simple expansion capabilities to support new use cases. Alongside the built-in agentless monitoring via SNMP, SSH, WMI and others, this means we have a solution that has  no limits as to the data that can be ingested and alerted on.

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Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable aspect of this solution is the fact that it is enterprise-level, scalable, and free.

Just being free isn't enough, obviously. You have to be able to respond to a considerable number of enterprise requirements and be secure. Security is part of the enterprise requirements. The fact that Zabbix can offer those things, and it's free, is why our customers choose it.

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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services

Because Zabbix is an open-source tool, it makes it much easier for us to provide the customizations that customers want nowadays. The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the speed of the included APIs, that's the beauty of this product. It's an enterprise-level tool that allows you to monitor it with a number of devices and hosts. The integration capabilities and APIs are the best part.

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Ronald Rood - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Technical Consultant at CIBER

The most valuable features are the low-level discovery, auto registration, host discovery, integration with other tools, and the zbxdb plugin for database monitoring

Very good templates

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AVELINO MARTINEZ - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering manager at BGH Tech Partner

We have found that Zabbix is more easy to use than other applications.

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WimCoenen - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Conscia

The most valuable aspect is it's very robust. It has a lot of features and it also integrates with a lot of the Cisco hardware around it, such as Smartboards, video conferencing units, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. It's a really robust and complete solution.

The initial setup is easy.

It's a stable solution.

We find the product scalable. 

The use is very straightforward. It's actually pretty much ready to go out of the box. It's very easy to start using it, to be honest.

You can also integrate it without Microsoft Office 365 and put it in the agenda of Outlook for instance, for meetings.

They've already added extra features, such as noise-canceling and facial recognition, which is great.

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Tchidat Linda - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom

The feature that i find most valuable is the statefull map. In fact Zabbix map designing tools permit to made a monitoring statefull map with topologies similar to the reals IT networks maps

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Rupesh Chamatkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Monitoring Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is open-source. 

The infrastructure monitoring is great. Then, Zabbix being open-source, and with the whole platform, we have good network monitoring there. You have these ping monitors, synthetic monitors, that are really helpful.

The solution can scale well.

Technical support is great.

The pricing of the product is reasonable.

For internal monitoring and network monitoring the solution is really good.

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Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier

I am still exploring all of the features that this solution offers. At this time, I have only downloaded the system log and scripts. 

During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers. This allows me to know what is going on with my servers.

Also, I can create a script to download all of my configurations.

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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I have found that the reporting feature in Zabbix is most valuable. Additionally, the solution has given us bandwidth options, we are able to see where problems are. For example, we noticed a problem that occurred because of a bad interface going in the wireless VLAN.

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Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

It is a great product. The SNMP protocol tracking feature is good. I really like how it tracks SNMP. The alerts are also great. 

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Management Information System Officer at Kenmare Resources Mauritius

We are able to monitor our virtual infrastructure, virtual machines, windows servers, databases, and the network using a simple network management protocol. We are able to pull almost all the metrics that we want, receive notifications, and have them integrate with telegrams for certain devices that are critical, such as UPSs.

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Tamoghno Sarkhel - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Revenue Officer at paramaah it services

What we find the most valuable about Zabbix is that it is open source and there are no licensing costs.

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Infrastructure Manager and Security at ITG

The most valuable features in Zabbix are those that help us overcome bottlenecks in CPU usage, as well as reduce memory delay. I know that we have only reached the tip of the iceberg of what Zabbix's features can do for us, and we have not used all of them yet.

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IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The ability to connect with monitoring is very useful for us. It's great that we can monitor different applications. We can even monitor remotely.

I recently tested the solution's ability to hold up to rebooting machines remotely and we were able to do so with ease. 

There are lots of great features and functionality within the solution.

So far, we've found the solution to be quite stable.

The product has a large community and therefore has lots of documentation around various aspects of the product.

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SOC Expert at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It works well for my business. It meets my organizational needs. It's pretty easy to use.

It's very stable. It's got good reliability.

The pricing is okay.

For us, the support has been fine.

We have found the initial installation not that difficult.

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Senior Contractor at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the trigger dependencies.

The documentation is good.

Zabbix has a roadmap and they are continuously and frequently adding new features. Most of the features are good.

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System Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Like other common Linux distributions, some of the most valuable features of this solution are the ease of use and deployment. It's simple and has a lot of packages and a lot of software. 

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Software Specialist at NTT Thailand

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.

The customization of Zabbix is easier than with other solutions, such as DX Spectrum. We need to send requirements to the vendor for DX Spectrum to do the customization for us. In Zabbix, we can create a template by ourselves, and we do not need to send any information to the vendor This is a large advantage of using this solution.

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Tchidat Linda - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom

The solution's design has recently changed and it is visually pleasing with more color, for example, there is blue, black, and white. If you are a new user it is very simple, you do not need to be highly technical to use it. You can rapidly learn how to use this solution.

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Windows Server Technology Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

As we are still in the test phase, we have not yet explored all of the features offered in this product.

It's a flexible solution.

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Yugandhar Sarraju - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is service assurance.

The interface is pretty straightforward. As long as the agent is running on another instance and Zabbix is able to connect to the agent, we haven't seen any issues.

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IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees

It's very easy to use and manage.

The solution is stable.

You can scale the product well.

There is a free open-source version of the solution.

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Responsible Infrastructure and Production at Oasis SmartSim

Zabbix is very easy to implement.

The interface is customizable, so we can create the dashboard that we need.

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Florian Masiero - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Manager at Viamedis

There is a problems page that shows us every warning or problem that occurs on our VMs globally. The map screen is also really useful because this is something that was missing. I don't know every other tool in the market. So, I don't know if this is a good point of only Zabbix, or other tools are also doing it, but from my point of view, this is the most useful page that I use, along with the problems page that efficiently lists the problem, recovery time, ending hours, starting hours, and so on.

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Rajiv Warrier - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The product is very stable.

It is a scalable tool. 

The solution is open source also. There's no cost for the license.

Technical support is very good.

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Tchidat Linda - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom

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

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Jackson-Pierre - PeerSpot reviewer
Président / Directeur des services informatiques at Atig network

It is not hard to integrate.

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Cesar Danecke - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Supervisor at HORSCH BRASIL

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

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Deputy Manager - Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is monitoring.

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Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Most of the out-of-the-box features are valuable.

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System Consultant, Team Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

SNMP monitoring, source discovery, and alert triggering are most valuable.

It is a very easy product. Its dashboards are good and interactive. There is very good information.

We are able to use the Zabbix API for integration. We could integrate System Center Operations Manager and Zabbix with APIs to create a new product or alerting system. 

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Adilson Dombaxi - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems

The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.

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CEO at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees

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

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Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is network traffic monitoring.

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Senior Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.

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LeonardoAlonso - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Founder at KerBBo Consulting

The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines.

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Buyer's Guide
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Zabbix. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.