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Open Source Zabbix Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Zabbix is Netdata. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Zabbix and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Zabbix are Nagios, LibreNMS, Munin and Cabot.

Zabbix alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Website Monitors or Uptime Monitor Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zabbix.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Self-Hosted
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD

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  1. Infrastructure-wide health monitoring & performance troubleshooting in one place. Collaborate in the same place as relevant data from your systems and applications, reducing mean time to acknowledge (MTTA), & mean time to resolution. (MTTR).

    Almost everyone thinks Netdata is a great alternative to Zabbix.
  2. Nagios

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux

    Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.

    Nagios vs Zabbix opinions
    Most users think Nagios is a great alternative to Zabbix.

    You have to pay, the open source edition is really poor

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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  3. LibreNMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • MySQL Community Edition
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • JavaScript
    • PHP

    LibreNMS is an autodiscovering PHP/MySQL based network monitoring system forked from Observium. LibreNMS aims to be easy to use, painless to deploy, and support monitoring of a wide range of devices.

    LibreNMS vs Zabbix opinions
    Almost everyone thinks LibreNMS is a great alternative to Zabbix.
    tonymurray

    LibreNMS has a much better license model and does a comprehensive job of monitoring the network with little configuration.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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  4. Munin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

    Most users think Munin is a great alternative to Zabbix.
  5. Cabot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Cabot is a free, open-source, self-hosted infrastructure monitoring platform that provides some of the best features of PagerDuty, Server Density, Pingdom and Nagios without their cost and complexity.



  6. Icinga

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Icinga is a fork of Nagios and is backward compatible. So, Nagios configurations, plugins and addons can all be used with Icinga.

    Most users think Icinga is a great alternative to Zabbix.
  7. PHP Server Monitor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron

    PHP Server Monitor is a script that checks whether your websites and servers are up and running. It comes with a web based user interface where you can manage your services and websites, and you can manage users for each server with a mobile number and email address.

  8. Pandora FMS

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes.

    Pandora FMS vs Zabbix opinions
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    MrOta

    More features and more scalable

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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    denwulf

    The Community edition already provides official Netflow and Oracle monitoring plugins for free

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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  9. Checkmk is a monitoring tool of servers, applications, networks, cloud, containers, storage, databases, IoT and more. Checkmk is available as Raw Edition, which is 100% pure open source, and as Enterprise Edition with a lot of additional features.

  10. Cacti

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cacti is a complete frontend to RRDTool, it stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven.

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