Zabbix Features

Zabbix

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level open source software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components.

4.51/5 (39 reviews)

Zabbix Feature Summary

  • 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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Zabbix Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Zabbix's features:

Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 1-10 employees)

network monitor for my business

2018-09-01

with a single tool you can manage the alerts in the different components of the business network, versatile and easy to use.

Pros

Impressive tool for monitoring the network and servers of the company, with a very intuitive dashboard, easy programming of alerts for hardware and software, such as the operating system and database, real-time log management.

Cons

The log must be integrated into a SIEM, for the management of cybersecurity events

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nidhi Singh

Zabbix automation for all kind of IT soutions.

2019-04-15

The customized audit log view can be modified as per the roles and permission to maintain the privacy of data.

Pros

The end-to-end security and distributed monitoring help to track and audit the remote data centers.

Cons

The configuration for event correlation need to trigger points and it should come with the test feature button to check the functionality.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Abhinav Kumar

A complete Automation Monitoring Solution for DevOps environment

2019-03-25

The newly designed web interface is user friendly and help in implementing and deploy with ease. Dashboard also provide the push notification to right user group about its issue and monitoring engineer can detect the root cause of the issue.

Pros

The newly design time module selection also allows the word syntax for faster access to the metrics.

Cons

The only lack I find about Zabbix was documentation and lack of other online content, but after implementing it I find the official documentation is fair enough to implement as the pre-configure template are easy to deploy.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Best tool for monitoring

2019-05-28

It is a great tool for monitoring and alerting. We use the company and it shows very effective, has good integration with other tools, sending emails and alerts.

Pros

Monitoring, sending alerts by email, integration with other tools, solid community

Cons

Zabbix could improve the UI but it's a very good tool

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Second Line Support Engineer, Product specialist and Team Leader (Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great for free and extremely powerful

2017-07-17

Once setup, great for cloud monitoring and data logging.

Pros

Very powerfull once configured Lovely php based gui Almost infinate amounts of host templates to import User based views, also via LDAP Alerts Network maps Graphs (for the managers)

Cons

Tricky to perform initial installation Some templates may require 3rd party plugins from github

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Zabbix

If you have anyone who knows a deb linux to use day to day and you need to monitor a few VM's or remote servers, this is for you.

Source: GetApp
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Arthur Duarte

The best monitoring application I ever used

2017-09-19

Pros

You can monitor almost everything and also can use system commands to deal with downed applications to restart then automatically.

Cons

You won´t get any good mobile app to help monitoring on-the-go.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen Murcott

Verified Reviewer

Zabbix Monitoring

2014-08-26

I've also had experience with many other monitoring tools and I still prefer Zabbix for it's openness and reliability.

Pros

Supports snmp, has an api, has well documented agent configuration

Cons

Alerts and triggers could be more intuitive to configure.

Source: GetApp
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Adolf Rizzo

Verified Reviewer

Zabbix guarantees and excellent operation on the network.

2019-08-30

This platform monitors any type of IT solution, such as servers, networks, databases, etc.

Pros

In addition to offering me the guarantee that the network works perfectly at all times, Zabbix can also count on its ability to track, control and monitor the transfer of data, as well as prevent and solve problems in the bandwidth.

Cons

I really like this platform, however I have to express that its implementation can be a bit complicated at the beginning for people with limited programming knowledge.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Bill Bardon

Serious power for technical users

2018-08-16

It has been 100% reliable at watching my clients' machines and alerting me to problems that require action.

Pros

With Zabbix, you can monitor and automate just about anything.

Cons

There are several parts to construct just one monitor-trigger-action item.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vandana Goel

Automation Monitoring the complete Infrastructure

2019-04-27

Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution.

Pros

Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution to monitor our complete infrastructure.

Cons

Zabbix notification and per-user view are the areas that need to be enhanced more and come with the more customization options.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gurleen Kaur

Zabbix - The Enterprise Level real time monitoring.

2019-01-06

The best thing I like in it is the flexible dashboard which can be configure according to the need of the administrator.

Pros

Zabbix provide the enterprise level monitor. Network monitoring is every effective as it let us know the each packet loss rate and interface error rate with this it's each to check the network health and also monitor any changes in network like hardware removed or connected.

Cons

Most complex part of in it is implementation and configuration for dashboard. Learning curves are sharp as it have limited engineer that work on it.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Open-source enterprise grade monitoring solution

2019-05-01

General purpose open source monitoring tool which provides a good starting point for day 2 operations.

Pros

Zabbix is open source monitoring platform and there are a number of different ways to quickly install the product.

Cons

As mentioned before, if you need a custom integration, or a more complete integration for an existing solution, you'll need learn how to customize zabbix.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, myself only employees)

Zabbix is a Flexible, Reliable, Extensible monitoring solution

2019-11-19

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.

Pros

Presents a clean dashboard of problem alerts, can track system inventory and can autodiscover hosts and devices.

Cons

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ilay Elazar

I use ZABBIX to monitor servers in a SaaS software environment

2018-04-10

Pros

* Easy to retrieve data from external systems

Cons

* Screens design is old

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Rada

Overall great tool for a multiplatform server monitoring application

2018-06-27

Saving Time finding error in multiple server logs

Pros

The administrator interface has helped me a lot when evaluating, identifying and solving problems in my servers The great versatility that it has when scanning devices the way in which it presents the logs, in turn as it can obviate recurring errors presented in the Dashboard

Cons

It is not very friendly for people who are not experienced in Linux because it is a bit complex the optimal implementation of this application

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Omar Garcia

Very good Tool to monitor almost everything everything in one place

2019-07-17

My experience has been very good, I have used many monitoring tools that have also been good but this is the one that has convinced me the most.

Pros

A variety of monitoring resources can be added and triggers can be customized according to your needs.

Cons

In almost a year and a half that I have using the tool I have only had the monitoring stopped for a few hours because the service stopped, I found the cause looking in the forums and I could solve the problem.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Clayton

Very helpful for quick data

2018-12-14

Pros

Sometimes it's tough to sort through a bunch of logs and get a real idea of what's going on if you aren't that savvy at reading them, or need a quick visual to present to others that would fit that first category.

Cons

Some of the data can be a bit intimidating, but that's really a user issue.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anton Gonzalez

Monitor all the things, on a budget.

2019-08-28

Proactive monitoring of servers and infrastructure.

Pros

It can monitor so many things - servers, switched, sensors. Alerts can be configured to be sent to the right personnel and at the right times.

Cons

The effort to get it setup can be a bit much, depending on the devices that you need to monitor. For example, IPMI can be a challenge.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nirmesh Solanki

Best free tool for Network Administrators

2019-10-24

Zabbix eases a lot of task for network administrators who are monitoring their network 24*7.

Pros

The implementation of this application is not difficult and it is an open-source tool, so one won't face any difficulty for setting this up in their WAN or LAN network.

Cons

One would need a little bit of training to understand the software and go through the documentation provided on their website.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Max Sudyin

Essential for SLA & security monitoring

2019-03-12

We've implemented Zabbix monitoring more than five years ago, and extended it nearly to all areas of our IT operations: it helped us to proactively identify and fix problems before our customers face those issues.

Pros

- Extensibility: you can add your own triggers and monitor nearly any aspect of nearly any system; - Integration with notification mechanisms (Slack, SMS, Telegram, Email) allows to deliver warnings to responsible person and eliminate the issue; - Affordable and widespread solution: you'll have no issues finding personnel to configure and support the solution in-house.

Cons

- The solution might look overwhelming to non-tech people at first, but it's still ergonomic.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matheus Caselani

Zabbix Monitoring Experience

2019-06-04

i've been using over the last 3 year to monitor web servers and internal services like apache, php and server resources

Pros

Friendly user with great graphics and tools

Cons

Some features are quite hard to learn but reading the man u can do it! A bit of practice is needed

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Greg Sacrey

Zabbix has proven valuable with robust monitoring

2017-01-06

Zabbix has been used in a number of ways in our organization. It has been used to tell if web services are up and servicing, how machine resources are performing and for notifying the appropriate folks if something is amiss. Basically, it does what it should.

Pros

I like the small footprint and robust monitoring. It is nice to have a vanguard monitoring the system 24/7.

Cons

I have been monitored that something is out of space and then a minute later get notified that it is ok.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Zabbix

Check and double check thresholds and notification logic to avoid spamming folks.

Source: Capterra
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Raúl Linares Navas

Nice and quite entertaining to use

2018-08-01

High monitoring system and prevent of dDOS atack

Pros

Pretty simple installation, initial configuration and deployment of monitoring agents quite fast and efficient

Cons

The large number of agents distributed in the elements to monitor, create a heavy load of TCP traffic in the network, which by its nature of SNORT makes conventional packets that travel through TCP also, have relevant delays

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Customer Success Manager (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

That single notification system you need in case everything starts burning

2019-01-31

Pros

Once you get used to it being open on another monitor or in the background, that becomes part of your office life.

Cons

Seems to be lacking customization for the dashboard style.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Cody Person

Superior Infrastructure Monitoring

2018-10-26

Zabbix allows me to provide better service up-time and stay ahead of any encroaching issues through my entire multi-cloud infrastructure.

Pros

Zabbix is very flexible and can support just about any monitoring scenario.

Cons

The learning curve can be a bit steep for new users. Especially those lacking programming or linux skills. Grasping the concept of writing trigger expressions can take a while; but they are very flexible and powerful.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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