Easy to deploy alternative to Zabbix: ManageEngine OpManager

IT administrators need to stay on top of the events that happen in their network for proactive monitoring. An intuitive network monitoring tool that assists them in these operations is essential for this, especially for enterprise networks with thousands of devices and events. Zabbix is an open source tool that covers the basics of network monitoring, but the need for a Zabbix replacement is evident due to the amount of work needed to setup monitoring with it.

ManageEngine OpManager delivers advanced monitors for network devices, servers, storage devices, and virtual devices. It complements this with automation and AI, and the most important part- deploys quickly and offers the best protection to your network from the get go.

Why replace Zabbix?

Comparing the average user reviews in the market, we have compiled a summary as to why OpManager is the best alternative to Zabbix in the market.

  • Implementation: A majority of users who use Zabbix admits that it has a steep learning curve. A Zabbix admin must be well versed in different disciplines to be able to set it up and maintain it. Deploying Zabbix across a large network takes a lot of time and effort, if deployed incorrectly, some features might not work, and you'd have to do everything again. This problem is compounded by Zabbix's lack of proper documentation.
  • User interface: Zabbix is script-based, which most users would take some time getting used to. Installing Zabbix without any technical assistance takes some time and many important functionalities such as setting templates, item configuration, and auto-discovery require deep knowledge about the product.
  • Ease of access: Changing monitoring settings in Zabbix is a time consuming task, actions like threshold setting have to be done on a server by server basis which is far from ideal for enterprise networks with thousands of devices.
  • Technical support: While Zabbix is free, you need to pay for support. There are 5 tiers of technical support available with differing levels of availability and response time. The lowest being 1 day initial response and 8x5 availability.

Compared to Zabbix, OpManager gets installed in minutes, automatically discovers, classifies, and adds monitors to devices, and has an intuitive, information dense UI. OpManager allows users to bulk edit monitoring configurations, and its support comes included with the license. OpManager also has a well maintained documentation that covers everything about the product.

Compare user reviews for OpManager and Zabbix

We've compiled a list of metrics from third party review sites where users like you have reviewed Zabbix and OpManager for their functionality. OpManager scores above Zabbix in all metrics, cementing its position as the best alternative to Zabbix.

Evaluated by Category OpManager Zabbix
G2 Meets requirements
G2 Ease of Use
G2 Ease of Setup
G2 Quality of Support
GetApp Ease of Use

ManageEngine OpManager: The latest 'Champion' in the market | 2022

Info - Tech Research Group announced OpManager as a CHAMPION in software reviews' recent emotional footprint report, with the product winning a net score of 94. And we are the only vendor in the network monitoring market to cross the luring 90 and above category. So, if you see this as just a number, here's why you shouldn't. The score is evaluated based on the verified reviews given by real users from an extensive list of assessing criteria like product impact, feature and service satisfaction, affordability, innovation and overall vendor capability in enterprise network monitoring.

Feature satisfaction

OpManager provides the user with all the features required to administer over the network.


Easy to use in performance monitoring and simple to manage network operations.

Value for money

Nothing can beat OpManager's value for price.

With a composite score of 8.4 out of 10, OpManager is the top choice for network admins.

Putting customers first has earned us all the love and a significant place on the winning podium. Here's what they feel about OpManager:


Plan to renew OpManager


Say OpManager is critical to their success


Mentioned that they love OpManager

Upgrade to OpManager's advanced network monitoring features

Not only does OpManager deploy easily and simplify network management, but it also has many features which are lacking in Zabbix. OpManager comes with extensive IT infrastructure management features which enables IT admins to manage their networks, identify faults and resolve them. Here are some feature-by-feature comparisons showing why OpManager is the perfect Zabbix alternative.

Feature OpManager - Alternative to Zabbix Zabbix
Layer2 Discovery   Layer 2 Discovery helps network administrators/ Data center admins to visualize their complete network infrastructure with a live network map.  Not Available
Discovery reports   OpManager provides discovery reports with information about the discovery process of devices.  Not Available
Custom Infrastructure View   OpManager allows you to create more defined groups by adding more custom views. For instance, if you wish to group all your Environment Sensors or IP Phones into separate infrastructure views, you can use this functionality.  Not Available
Support for adding custom device   OpManager allows you to add your own devices and manual scripts are not required.  Not Available, users have to write scripts to add custom devices.
Hop-wise WAN link visibility   OpManager monitors your WAN links' bandwidth, utilization, errors, discards and thus helps you verify Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with your Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  Not Available
Configuration management   OpManager can be integrated with Network Configuration Manager to manage, make changes and monitor the entire life cycle of configurations.  Not Available
Manage/Unmanage Switch Ports   Easily identify the switch port to which a device is connected eliminate the need of manually tracing the network cables.  Not Available
Identify rogue/trusted devices   Periodically scan the routers and subnets to detect any new systems/devices found in the network.  Not Available
3D Datacenter Floor   OpManager helps you create a virtual representation of your data center floor and racks, and embed it on your NOC screens and monitor the health 24x7.  Not Available
Rack Builder   OpManager, as the best alternative to Zabbix provides Rack Builder which is a 3D visual modeling software that helps admins visualize data center floors in 3D.  Not Available
User-wise app/bandwidth usage   You can get clear insights on your network's bandwidth usage in real-time.  Not Available
IT Workflow Automation   OpManager provides over 70 workflow checks and actions grouped under 9 different categories, including VMware ESX actions to construct a powerful workflow rule to suit your IT management needs.  Not Available
CCTV or Plasma View   OpManager CCTV view helps you view selected dashboards repeatedly at required intervals.  Not Available
Reporting   OpManager provides a simple interface with more than 100 + in-built reporting profiles and all these reports are intuitively grouped and classified.  Major network performance reports are not available. Only custom and user audit reports are available in Zabbix.

To summarize, OpManager is a powerful, easy to deploy enterprise monitoring tool that keeps an eye on your network right from the get go. It has excellent support that is included with the license and documentation for any problems that might arise. It also has advanced network monitoring tools to complement its accessibility and comes with powerful automation and AI features. If you're looking for Zabbix alternatives, OpManager is your best bet. Download OpManager or try our free 30 day trial.

Customer reviews


OpManager - 10 Steps Ahead Of The Competition, One Step Away From Being Unequalled.

- Network Services Manager, Government Organization

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: Gov't/PS/ED 5,000 - 50,000 Employees

"I have a long-standing relationship with ManageEngine. OpManager has always missed one or two features that would make it truly the best tool on the market, but over it is the most comprehensive and easy to use the product on the market."


Easy Implementation, Excellent Support & Lower Cost Tool

- Team Lead, IT Service Industry

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

"We have been using OpManager since 2011 and our overall experience has been excellent. The tool plays a vital role in providing the value to our organisation and to the customers we are supporting. The support is excellent and staff takes full responsibilities in resolving the issues. Innovation is never stopping and clearly visible with newer versions"


Easy Implementation With A Feature Rich Catalogue, Support Has Some Room For Improvement

- NOC Manager in IT Service Industry

Review Role: Program and Portfolio Management Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

"The vendor has been supporting during the implementation & POC phases providing trial licenses. Feature requests and feedback is usually acted upon swiftly. There was sufficient vendor support during the implementation phase. After deployment, the support is more than adequate, where the vendor could make some improvements."


Great Monitoring Tool

- CIO in Finance Industry

Review Role: CIO Company Size: 1B - 3BUSD

"Manage Engine provides a suite of tools that have made improvements to the availability of our internal applications. From monitoring, management and alerting, we have been able to peak performance within our data center."


Simple Implementation, Easy To Use. Very Intuitive.

- Principal Engineer in IT Services

Review Role: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Company Size: 250M - 500M USD

"Manage Engine support was helpful and responsive to all our queries"


IT operations management


Hinduja Global Solutions saves $3 million a year using OpManager

Industry : IT

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is an Indian business process management (BPM) organization headquartered in Bangalore and part of the Hinduja Group. HGS combines technology-powered automation, analytics, and digital services focusing on back office proces

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USA-Based Healthcare Organization Monitor's Network Devices Using OpManager and Network Configuration Manager

Industry : Healthcare

One of the largest radiology groups in the nation, with a team of more than 200 board-certified radiologists, provides more than 50 hospital and specialty clinic partners with on-site radiology coverage and interpretations.

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Netherlands-based real estate data company avoids system downtime using OpManager and Firewall Analyzer

Industry : Real Estate

Vabi is a Netherlands-based company that provides "real estate data in order, for everyone." Since 1972, the company has focused on making software that calculates the performance of buildings. It has since then widened its scope from making calculations

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Global news and media company

Industry : Telecommunication and Media

The company specializes in cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), television, new media, and multicultural education.

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Industry : Businesses and Services

Bonita uses OpManager to monitor their network infrastructure and clear bottlenecks

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Thorp Reed & Armstrong

Industry : Government

Randy S. Hollaway from Thorp Reed & Armstrong relies on OpManager for prompt alerts and reports

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