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What Is Zabbix?

Zabbix is an uncompromising mature enterprise-level platform designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices, effortlessly scaling to even larger environments. Gather and analyze accurate statistics and performance metrics, visualize it, get notified about current and potential issues without delay, and take advantage of our time-tested professional development and support.

Who Uses Zabbix?

Zabbix has been designed to scale from small environments with a few devices to large ones with hundreds of thousands of monitored devices.

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Reviews of Zabbix

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
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5
74%
4
24%
3
2%
Chris
Chris
DevOps engineer in Greece
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Zabbix review

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

The single best thing about zabbix is that it's completely free but without lacking anything compared to commercial monitoring tools. It covers pretty much everything from windows servers, esxi servers, HTTP endpoints till our UPS. It produces meaningful graphs and has triggers for each alert. Also it integrates with a lot of tools like Pagerduty to receive alerts. Overall its a complete enterprize level monitoring solution for the infrastructure

Cons:

I would say zabbix has 2 downsides. The first is that you need to configure everything and it can be intimidating if you are not experienced user and the second is the web scenarios for http endpoint monitoring isnt neither great nor straightforward.

Chamroeunrith
Chamroeunrith
IT Manager in Cambodia
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Zabbix Best Network Monitoring for Enterprise Network

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: previously we were using cacti, but its very mess related to the pooling, and crontab sometime work sometime not, sometime system/server down 10min but cacti still not alert, finally we find the solution to use the zabbix monitoring, we solved all these problem, even the less storage on server, high io in server, server temperature, router temperature zabbix can report very well. i recommend go with zabbix server save your time, you implement one time use forever, until now i use more than 3 years since 2017.

Pros:

zabbix is not the same other platform, its elastic of graph can generate graph very well. zabbix support both protocol agent and snmp protocol that easy to integrated for all product including server. zabbix support the alert notification that is perfect and the best notification is integrated with telegram, so each time there have alert it sent to telegram, system administrator/network engineer just sit and look at the telegram chat only. networking map can draw the map of system and network devices that connect to each other, and it give the accurate information related to traffic bandwidth, cpu process very well.

Cons:

there still small problem is some vendor not provide the snmp template to zabbix, so need to discuss with zabbix community.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Difficult, but funcional

3.0 5 years ago

Pros:

It makes it easy to track machine health, and you can integrate with software like Pagerduty to warn of incidents. It saves you the trouble of scanning a screen and an action because so much you can automate

Cons:

It is difficult to use and configure, you need to study the tool hard to get a good potential for use of it. The courses are kind of expensive too

Sara
System Engineer in Italy
Computer Networking, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Zabbix is the best monitoring tool

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: I am currently using the 6.X version (i previously used the 4.X and the 5.X ones). And I must say Zabbix is a very good product for keeping monitored your equipment, you should try it.
You can monitor software and hardware metrics via agent, snmp or ipmi. You can download a lot of templates to expand the range of items that can give you data or create by yourself (and so you can have triggers to alert you when values are not what they should be).
You can create your own dashboards and choose what to display.
Remember to allow traffic for TCP ports 10050-10051 as they used by Zabbix Agent, UDP ports 161-162 for SNMP and 623 for IPMI. The file agent.conf (on windows or linux machines) should be configured to match the Zabbix server IP address and in case of active agent, the exact name on the host.
Zabbix can collect data of any kind, from a server you can have of course disks space values, but also you can be alerted if a windows event took place, in this case you have to use the zabbix agent active and create items and triggers.
There is a lot of documentation on internet, so in case of need you will easily find your answers.

Pros:

It's Free There is a lot of documentation on internet It's regularly updates You can have Zabbix proxies Very stable Helps monitoring all your hosts

Cons:

You need a Linux machine to install Zabbix Server and a minimum of knowledgement about how Linux OS works.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer & Network Security, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Zabbix is a Flexible, Reliable, Extensible monitoring solution

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: This is the heart of our business and has saved the day a number of times by alerting us to issues before there was a catastrophe. It also helps us to see issues to resolve on our own and our clients systems. This has been the heart of our business for two years.

Pros:

Zabbix has so many preconfigured templates for servers and service profiles. Is easy to extend and adapt to monitor and alert in new and different ways. Presents a clean dashboard of problem alerts, can track system inventory and can autodiscover hosts and devices. It has become an essential tool for us and is the heart of our business.

Cons:

I would like to see it able to run in a leaner hardware profile. Obviously if we're monitoring hundreds of machines we need storage space and cpu/memory to do so, but it can be resource hungry.