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    server benchmarks

    is there software/something else thats good at highlighting that a given server is underpowered/overworked?

    Perfomance monitor is only good if u know what to measure and what the results mean.

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    Re: server benchmarks

    What's that linux based SNMP graphing tool you could use for this?

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    Re: server benchmarks

    cactus? mrtg?
    I havent got time to learn linux properly

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    Re: server benchmarks

    Cacti?

    http://www.cacti.net/

    Or if that doesn't give enough info or you want email/pager/blah notification too try nagios.

    http://www.nagios.org/

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    Re: server benchmarks

    Ah! that's them!!!

    I sat next to a guy in a pub who was monitoring his home temperature on a PDA using what looked like Nagios!

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    Re: server benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Ah! that's them!!!

    I sat next to a guy in a pub who was monitoring his home temperature on a PDA using what looked like Nagios!
    I had to read that twice as I didnt believe it the first time. Monitoring his home PC from the pub ..................

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    Re: server benchmarks

    Now, if we can just convince SMT that the pub is the optimum place for monitoring the school network...

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    Re: server benchmarks

    ...well he could shut his servers off if the temperature got too high!

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    Re: server benchmarks

    Nah, you can get software to do that automatically.

    http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/

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    Re: server benchmarks

    In Microsoft land you can use Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM). The new version is supposedly a huge improvement over the slightly pants MOM 2000, but they've changed the licensing structure recently .

    You now pay for the MOM server (as before) and then pay again for all servers that you monitor too. You'll be amazed to hear that it works out more expensive in nearly all cases.

    MOM comes with a set of standard alerts for different server types (Exchange/SQL server/DCs/Plain Ol' Windows/Sharepoint/etc.) and reports to highlight which servers are most in need of upgrades. You can configure it to do just about anything if your scripting is up to it, but it does the basic stuff out of the box. There are 3rd party management packs too so you can, for example, jack it into your Dell OpenManage software if you have any Dell servers.

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    Re: server benchmarks

    question is there a Nagios port for windows as havnt got time at moment to set the linux server up

    russ

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