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Zenoss Service Dynamics is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Event Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to Zabbix: Zenoss Service Dynamics vs Zabbix

What is Zenoss Service Dynamics?

Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) is a hybrid IT monitoring platform that allows enterprise companies to monitor everything, including compute, storage, network, converged infrastructure, applications and unified communications systems. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to today's constantly changing data centers and cloud infrastructures, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business outcomes.

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Zenoss Service Dynamics Customers

2degrees, Rackspace, State of North Dakota, El Paso Independent School District, NWN Corporation

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Zenoss Service Dynamics pricing:
  • "It is very cost-effective compared to the tools I worked with in the past. The company is gaining a lot with respect to the cost factor. It provides agentless monitoring and in a very cheap way."

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Aldo-Pacheco
Security Architect at ITSur
Real User
Top 5
Good user experience with an easy initial setup and good documentation

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for monitoring the network infrastructure and the operator platforms. The last implementation I did was for the user experience. It can also be used as a data center, similar to a virtual machine. Some users use Zenoss only for seeing everything on specific types of devices. They see only certain devices like operating systems and network communications, for example.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training."
  • "It would be ideal if the product offered sound alerts."

What other advice do I have?

I'm using the latest, the most updated version of the solution. I'm an administrator of this solution within my organization. I would recommend this solution to other organizations. I'm a big believer in the product and I've even written papers on the solution. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. I really do love the product.
TM
Principal Infra Developer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Agentless monitoring means it uses the available, standard protocols, like TCP, UDP, WMI, and WinRM

What is our primary use case?

As a Zenoss partner, the use cases have varied, based on the requirements. When I started using it in 2012, we were asked to migrate a set of technologies, like Windows and Linux monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, from different tools like SolarWinds and Tivoli to Zenoss, so that we would have a single pane for unified monitoring; a global operations manager. That, in turn, was integrated with ITSM tools like ServiceNow or CA. When I joined a different organization, it was used mostly for direct monitoring of vSphere and NetApp, with Windows and Linux of course, and some integration with… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "They have also accommodated many state-of-the-art technologies like Docker and ZooKeeper."
  • "There is room for improvement with the administrative part. They introduced Control Center to manage things in Zenoss 5. The services that Zenoss provides remained the same, but the administrative part, since they introduced Docker, etc., has become a little complex"

What other advice do I have?

Whenever a customer needs to monitor or manage multiple systems that need to be integrated into a single platform, and they need the cost to be very effective, I would recommend Zenoss. I have worked on Zenoss for big, commercial enterprises, with customers who have 20,000 employees , where I have to monitor 7,000 to 14,000 CIFs. I have also worked with customers who only have 16 VMs that I need to monitor.
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Faycal Noushi
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A flexible centralizing monitoring solution suitable for hybrid environments

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our customers. We have experience with several versions of this software, and the one we are using depends on our clients. We are using a lot of modules in a hybrid cloud deployment. We have used this solution in both a classical data center and a private cloud. Amazon is normally the cloud provider that we use.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the flexible discovery mechanism."
  • "The inclusion of a feature to show a graphical view of the network would be a helpful improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone who is implementing this solution is to have patience because the learning curve at the beginning is steep. It is the most flexible solution of this type, but it takes time to adapt. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.