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    Server Monitoring software

    I know this must get asked a lot but just wondering what software do people use to monitor their servers ?

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    Dell OpenManage - Although that's only useful if you have Dell kit!

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    PRTG here.

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    how do you get on with PRTG

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    Yeah, PRTG is good. Easy to set up (dependent on the hardware you want to monitor). Not the cheapest, but it keeps us a head of the curve in terms of monitoring server performance (one specific example is keeping an eye on our SCCM server load - disk space, network traffic, cpu, memory, etc). We also use it to monitor our network infrastructure too.

    PM me if you'd like to discuss in greater detail.

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    Monitor what? We use nagios to monitor ping response, processor use, disc use, the presence of or responses from some services. It's free, well documented, flexible and reliable.

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    SCOM as we are very much a Microsoft house so it has great ties with core MS things like Exchange, AD, DNS, DHCP, DFS, Lync, SQL, ISA / TMG, System Center.... you can then bolt bits onto like like Symantec do a module for Backup Exec reporting, Veeam also have one and that also has a plus of it does VMware monitoring in it as well as the Veeam stuff

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    Bit of SCOM, bit of Nagios

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    We use IP Monitor from Solar Winds

    Despite the name it doesn't just ping devices - it will monitor the status of services, disk space, memory usage and so on. It also has a specific set of monitors for applications like Exchange and SQL Server.

    Its not free but the support is good and it gets updated regularly

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    We use Pandora FMS to monitoring all our systems: hosts Unix, windows, Macs, routers, swithches, our web page, all our services, some temperature sensors... It's a very flexible tool, and easier than other tools to manage. Before, I used Nagios and when I had to monitor any special data, I had to write a new plugin and I'm not a developer, it was very difficult to me.

    If you are by testing tools, try Pandora FMS

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