2014-06-30T11:19:00Z
Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Which network monitoring tool is more customizable: Nagios or Zabbix?

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it_user110349 - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Sales Manager at Delphix
Real User
2014-07-01T13:07:11Z
Jul 1, 2014

I think that your best bet of the two is Nagios. I would also take a look
a CA Nimsoft Monitor Freemium. This will have more OOTB functionality for
you sir.

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it_user116742 - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle Web Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2014-06-30T11:49:27Z
Jun 30, 2014

ZABBIX ... of course :)
We are working with this wonderful monitoring tool since 2008

it_user90867 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2014-06-30T11:32:39Z
Jun 30, 2014

ZABBIX ... of course :)
We have been working with this wonderful monitoring tool since 2007 (before we had used Nagios, Openview, Whatsup, Hobbitmon, etc) and until now we haven't seen any limitations in our projects.
If you need to learn a little bit more about 'how to customize ZABBIX' you can search about:

- ZABBIX UserParameters;
- ZABBIX pluggable modules;
- ZABBIX LLD;
- ZABBIX API;

I think this things will help a lot to know how to extend/customize ZABBIX.

Luciano

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