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Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source server/client network management system with many features that are missing in other monitoring systems. It is designed to monitor and track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware.

This application is frequently used for:

  • Hgh level monitoring of IT services
  • Centralized monitoring of your servers and applications
  • Monitoring of SNMP-enabled devices
  • Performance monitoring (process load, network activity, disk activity, memory usage, OS parameters etc)
  • Data visualization

Zabbix consists of several separate modules: Server, Proxy, Agent, and a web frontend interface.

 Zabbix 2.2.9

Free to download



Zabbix SIA


System Requirements

CPU: Pentium
RAM: 128MB (256MB recommended)
Disk space: 10MB (100MB recommended)

Apache 1.3.12 or higher
Relational database (IBM DB2, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite)
PHP 5.0 or higher
PHP modules: php-gd, PHP TrueType support, bc, XML, session, socket, multibyte
OpenSSL library and header files

Documentation, Blogs, Wiki, Forums, Mailing Lists, SourceForge Project Page, Commercal services

Selected Reviews:, thecepblog, KKovacs

Features include:

  • Personalized dashboard
  • Easy administration with data stored in a relational database
  • Supports 5 database engines:  MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Oracle, and SQLite
  • Distributed monitoring in real time:
    • Centralized configuration
    • Centralized access to all data
    • Up-to 1000 of Zabbix nodes
    • Unlimited number of proxies
    • Centralized web administration
  • Auto-discovery of servers and network devices
  • Real-time monitoring: performance, availability, integrity; with a flexible notification mechanism to configure email based alerts for any event, Pro-active monitoring
  • Agent-less monitoring
  • Audit log
  • Agent-based, pro-active and aggregate monitoring
  • Visualization including mapping, timeline in charts, graphing and zooming
  • Supports network maps where monitored environment can be laid out on a background image to provide user friendly overview
  • Web monitoring
  • High performance agents: memory and network utilisation, Disk I/O, disk space availability, file checksums, monitors log files
  • Secure user authentication by IP address, flexible user permissions and protection against brute force attacks
  • Support for both polling and trapping mechanisms
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • SNMPv3 support
  • Support for multihome devices
  • Passive mode for proxies
  • System templates
  • Highly scalable, tested with 100,000 monitored devices and services
  • Full unicode support
  • JSON-RPC based Zabbix API

Zabbix in action

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