ZABBIX is an open source and web-based software project that provides users with monitoring, alerting and visualization solutions for network servers/devices and IT resources. It can be installed and configured without any hassle and in a shortest time as possible.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for monitoring anything inside a network, support for small and medium-sized businesses, proactive monitoring, as well as capacity planning.
The project also features auto-discovery of servers and network devices, low-level discovery, distributed monitoring with centralized web administration, and support for both trapping and polling mechanisms.
ZABBIX also features an agent-less monitoring, secure user authentication, flexible user permissions, web-based interface, flexible e-mail notification of predefined events, and high-level (business) view of monitored resources
Easy to use web-based interface
As mentioned, this is a web-based application, which means that in order to access it you’ll need a modern web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Opera.
The software installs as a server instance on any machine, which means that you can access it by entering the address of the respective server and the path where ZABBIX is installed on a web browser.
From there, you’ll have instant access to the dashboard, triggers, events, graphs, screens, maps, IT services, inventory, reports, general overview, web and latest data.
Under the hood, supported OSes and availability
The application provides server software for Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X, as well as client software for Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, Tru64/OSF1, Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.
A centralized monitoring system allows anyone to store information, including configuration files. ZABBIX does a very good job at tracking and monitoring the performance and availability of any network server, network device or any other IT resource that is available on your network.