Zabbix Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Zabbix

Open source software for IT infrastructure components

4.52/5 (46 reviews)

Zabbix overview

What is Zabbix?

With Zabbix it is possible to gather virtually limitless types of data from the network. High performance real-time monitoring means that tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices can be monitored simultaneously. Along with storing the data, visualization features are available (overviews, maps, graphs, screens, etc), as well as very flexible ways of analyzing the data for the purpose of alerting.
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Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Zabbix user reviews

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Yasas Sri Senanayake

Server monitoring just became easier

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

With Zabbix, currently I'm monitoring physical and virtual server performance and usage [CPU, Memory, Storage, etc]. I have realized that Zabbix made my life easier since it sends me alerts as e-mails if any issue occurred in my servers. Specially it helps me to manage my server storage since it sends alerts after severs reach the threshold limits, so I am able to take necessary precautions to maintain my servers.

Pros
Zabbix is the best open-source monitoring tool that allows me to customize templates as I want to monitor any server and desktop operating system and set different threshold limits for alerts by simply editing the xml file. Not only operating systems, It allows me to monitor VMware ESXi hosts and also the enterprise network devices such as Routers, Switches and Access Points as well.

Cons
With Zabbix, I have tried to monitor Cent OS, Ubuntu OS and Windows 10 OS using SNMP and I have noticed that it takes more time to identify services that are running in the OS (Some times it takes more than 1 hour) and also it can identify only few services with SNMP. But later-on, I have installed Zabbix agents to all the 3 operating systems and then add them to Zabbix server. Then the server started identifying all the host services with in seconds. So, my recommendation is to always use Zabbix Agent if it is available for the client.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Zabbix is a Flexible, Reliable, Extensible monitoring solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Difficult, but funcional

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mohammad Ishaq

Excellent free to use monitoring solution

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

This monitoring solution with excellent dashboards with great in depth data and alerts on your email provides a worry free network operation.

Pros
If you want to monitor your network with a free available product then this one is easy one to go with. You can monitor your firewall, switches, load balancers, UCS servers, VMware servers and other snmp based devices using there respective templates.

Cons
If you don't know Linux, you will face a hard time while installation, but there are many youtube videos which will assist step by step installation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Franco Navarro

Zabbix monitoring tool

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

In my experience of use, this tool has helped me a lot to monitor my clients' infrastructures, in particular I have zabbix cloud installation templates (aws) and it is easy for me to make a first delivery, then according to the needs Customer configurations are made to monitor the services, it helps a lot to take preventive and reactive measures of the equipment listed.

Pros
- Easy installation on both linux operating systems - It has many templates for integration with networking systems - Complete infrastructure and web services tool - Very easy to modify according to the need of the company

Cons
- Delay in integrating with new services, such as the Slack tool and cloud services such as AWS - Difficult procedure to backup all configurations - Difficult process to migrate from one version to another - Does not have multiple MFA authentication

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Zabbix pricing

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Absolutely Free.
Zabbix offers the freedom of using an open-source solution with no vendor lock-in and freely accessible source code. This includes not only Zabbix itself, but also required components (Linux, Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL, PHP)

Zabbix features

API
Access Control
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (231 other apps)
Activity Tracking (125 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (173 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (111 other apps)
Compliance Management (126 other apps)
Data Import/Export (164 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
Real Time Data (116 other apps)
User Management (110 other apps)
Workflow Management (138 other apps)

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Additional information for Zabbix

Key features of Zabbix

  • 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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Benefits

There are many reasons to choose the Zabbix solution over its competitors. The best way to make sure it is the #1 choice for your organization is to give it a try. Before you start though, consider the following benefits of using Zabbix:

Zabbix offers the freedom of using an open-source solution with no vendor lock-in and freely accessible source code. This includes not only Zabbix itself, but also required components (Linux, Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL, PHP)
Zabbix setup and configuration is quite easy ensuring a low learning curve and therefore low cost of ownership
Highly efficient Zabbix agents for UNIX and Windows (x32, x64, Itanium) based platforms provide wider monitoring capabilities with greater speed
A centralized monitoring system allows to store all information (configuration and performance data) in a relational database for easier processing and re-use of data
Rich visualization capabilities allow to work with your data faster and smarter
Built-in housekeeping procedures allow to keep your data well organized