2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot
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What do you like most about Zabbix?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Zabbix?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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43 Answers
Patrice Delavictoire - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-12-29T15:09:00Z
Dec 29, 2022

I'm supervising all the IT departments, and Zabbix seems quite good for them. It provides graphics and information in real time. We get alerts about crashes on the system, enabling us to quickly repair issues. We can easily find devices with problems.

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ASM Naushad Alam - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-12-16T16:42:33Z
Dec 16, 2022

The solution allows you to configure and customize how you want to collect information from servers or other systems.

Matthieu Bouthors - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Engineer Southern Europe at Netskope
Real User
Top 20
2022-11-21T11:29:03Z
Nov 21, 2022

The initial setup, while not simple, is easier than other products.

UW
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-10-24T10:09:44Z
Oct 24, 2022

There is less computing power needed for scaling.

Florian Masiero - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Manager at Viamedis
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-01T10:12:21Z
Apr 1, 2022

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.

EE
System Consultant, Team Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-22T09:32:46Z
Feb 22, 2022

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

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AK
System Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-26T15:37:00Z
Jan 26, 2022

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.

LA
Senior Project Manager at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-22T18:44:00Z
Dec 22, 2021

The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.

LA
Associate Founder at KerBBo Consulting
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-21T09:54:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines.

RW
Regional Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-01T09:58:51Z
Dec 1, 2021

The product is very stable.

NR
Information Security Officer at Kenmare Resources Mauritius
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-18T18:06:32Z
Oct 18, 2021

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.

DM
IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-13T10:43:38Z
Sep 13, 2021

The solution is stable.

RC
Application Monitoring Technical Lead at CompuCom
MSP
Top 10
2021-07-12T09:04:16Z
Jul 12, 2021

The pricing of the product is reasonable.

MO
Windows Server Technology Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-04T11:25:19Z
Jul 4, 2021

It's a flexible solution.

AD
Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-16T11:22:32Z
Jun 16, 2021

The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.

Tchidat Linda - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-15T16:06:56Z
May 15, 2021

The solution's design has recently changed and it is visually pleasing with more color, for example, there is blue, black, and white.

DB
Founder at Art World Web Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-15T10:52:00Z
May 15, 2021

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

YS
Senior Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-08T12:11:34Z
Apr 8, 2021

The most valuable feature is service assurance.

TS
Chief Revenue Officer at paramaah it services
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-06T07:46:23Z
Apr 6, 2021

Zabbix is quite stable once it is set up. We haven't had any post-setup issues.

PN
Network Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2021-03-12T16:52:37Z
Mar 12, 2021

Zabbix is scalable.

EB
Infrastructure Manager and Security at ITG
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-01T13:53:39Z
Mar 1, 2021

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.

FK
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-01-29T15:25:05Z
Jan 29, 2021

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

SB
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Real User
ExpertModerator
2021-01-24T16:24:51Z
Jan 24, 2021

The solution is quite mature and very stable.

JP
Président / Directeur des services informatiques at Atig network
Real User
2021-01-13T17:26:38Z
Jan 13, 2021

The basic setup is very easy.

ND
Responsible Infrastructure and Production at Oasis SmartSim
Real User
2020-12-30T16:14:39Z
Dec 30, 2020

Zabbix is very easy to implement.

FC
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-24T11:36:00Z
Dec 24, 2020

It has an intuitive UI with beautiful graphs and customizable maps.

PN
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-12-14T14:40:22Z
Dec 14, 2020

The most valuable feature is network traffic monitoring.

DC
Co-Founder at Nobius IT
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-07T17:42:52Z
Dec 7, 2020

The flexibility of this solution is amazing.

Tchidat Linda - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-25T18:01:00Z
Nov 25, 2020

The initial setup was very quick. The first time it was long because I didn't know it yet. I was only using Windows. The first time was very difficult because of the operating system.

GT
Project Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-11-20T18:42:36Z
Nov 20, 2020

The initial setup was not complex.

EB
Infrastructure Manager - IT at Grupo Itg
Real User
2020-11-18T05:28:31Z
Nov 18, 2020

Great monitoring feature.

IB
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-22T14:53:00Z
Oct 22, 2020

It's a very reliable platform and we've never had any issues regarding the scalability or the stability of Zabbix.

FA
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-19T09:33:37Z
Oct 19, 2020

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.

GK
Deputy Manager - Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-11T08:58:16Z
Oct 11, 2020

The most valuable feature is monitoring.

MD
ICT Network Infrastructure & Architect at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-09-08T09:09:00Z
Sep 8, 2020

The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies.

PK
Infrastructure Automation Lead at SoftServe Ltd.
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
Aug 19, 2020

Zabbix is both stable and scalable.

SB
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Real User
ExpertModerator
2020-08-11T06:17:00Z
Aug 11, 2020

The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast

it_user1339749 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2020-08-09T07:19:50Z
Aug 9, 2020

The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring.

FK
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

The implementation process is very straightforward.

SD
VP of IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:13Z
Jun 25, 2020

The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches.

RR
Principal Technical Consultant at CIBER
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-09-24T11:22:00Z
Sep 24, 2019

We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.

DM
IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
Jun 11, 2019

Simple network monitoring that is easy to install and manage.

it_user901191 - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
Jul 16, 2018

Zabbix can use old data to current data to set the threshold. We can use previous data to set the threshold.

Related Questions
SB
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Aug 10, 2021
Hi peers, Which application integration do you expect to have with Zabbix to help you effectively monitor your infrastructure and receive alerts? Thanks for your inputs!
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EB
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 10, 2021
Hello @Florent ADODO , @Faustine Chisasa , @David Collier ​and @Tchidat Linda. Do you have any suggestions for @Shibu Babuchandran? 
FC
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation
Aug 10, 2021
Personally, I have new requirements day by day.  Started with Grafana for visualization, Email and some webhook applications like Telegram, Slack and Mattermost for notification. Looking forward to integrating with automation tools like Ansible, Hashcorp consul and Rundeck for improved orchestration.  I am also testing on Docker and Kubernetes so I am positive there is a lot in store for the microservices world. Eagerly looking forward to integrating IoT applications for centralized monitoring in the industrial world.
HN
Monitoring Tools Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 6, 2019
Hi Experts, I am a Monitoring Tools Architect with nine years of IT Operations Management experience as an infrastructure specialist, working on various monitoring tools implementation, upgrades & production support. We are evaluating both Zabbix and SolarWinds NPM.What is the main difference between the two?Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!
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DC
Co-Founder at Nobius IT
Nov 22, 2019
Disclaimer: Following 2+ decades of working with big-vendor IT Ops Mgmt Software - including being technical consultant employed by a global ITOM vendor - I have formed a business focussed on Zabbix. I will do my best to remain neutral. For me, both are flexible, highly configurable, stable solutions with a solid history and reputation. In terms of raw features there very little to choose between them. IT monitoring solutions have, in my opinion, entered a 'Red Queen Game' phase of evolution. This means that big vendors are introducing features purely because other vendors have them rather than because customers need them. In turn, this leads to justifying annual license increases to support features that are not relevant to the vast majority of customers. To balance that statement a little, I'm sure every individual feature in a given product is used somewhere. Big vendors must recoup development costs. For example, if a large multi-national Telco demands a feature then that feature will be developed and incorporated into the product. The cost of that development will be recouped in the following year's maintenance renewal contract and spread across ALL users of the product irrespective of whether a given feature is used. However, I digress. Your question was regarding Zabbix vs. Solarwinds Where there is a significant difference is in the Total Cost of Ownership. Zabbix is a true Open Source solution with zero licensing cost. Paid support is available directly from Zabbix. I can't comment directly on SolarWinds support, however the majority of major vendors typically charge approximately 22% of the original purchase price (plus an annual uplift) for support and maintenance. Zabbix support, directly from Zabbix, is not dependant on the number of devices being monitored. Zabbix's support is based on the number of Zabbix servers and proxies deployed. I believe, albeit only anecdotally, that Zabbix offers better scalability and performance compared to Solarwinds. Where Solarwinds does seem to impress is in the visual side. Graphs and navigation is "prettier" than Zabbix. Both solutions offer agent-based and agentless monitoring, discovery, templates, alerting, correlation etc. In my opinion, because the IT monitoring market has evolved to become almost commoditized there is no "better" or "worse" product. The criteria is no longer which is the better product, but which product meets your specific needs at your specific budget. And don't forget that with any tool you will need to administer and maintain it. At this point, the ability and skills of the administrator needs to be considered as well. For me, it's Zabbix every time but then again, I would say that wouldn't I.
it_user1043517 - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Governance Service at ITGSTORE
Nov 27, 2019
Hello , just to let you know about my modest contribution, indeed its two tools are very practical: The choice of one of the solutions depends on two factors: - The price and the competence of the system administrators Zabbix is ​​a free tool and requires a strong Linux, Scripting skill for all that is custom supervision. integration with third-party tools ( Grafana Dashbord , Ticketing Tools ...) Solarwinds is very intuitive and complete (reporting, view, resources, NOC view) all its features are integrated and easily configurable. Regards Arsène
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