OP Smartdesk, www.opsmartdesk.com, will not most of that. Not number 4 though but you could use something like Nagios to do that part then email the desk.
I was wondering what others use for the call logging software? I have tried spiceworks but dont really seem to get on with it.
do you know anything "out of the box" , that has the following features:-
1) is web based for access via any device.
1a) Web dashboard with open calls / network monioring ( ping status's etc)
2) email to auto log call / ticket
3) auto emailer for call / ticket updates
4) auto log call on network event ( e.eg. ping loss, network event etc)
thats all really, surprised I cannot find one other than Spiceworks,
I believe System Center Service Manager can manage all 4
We use Web Help Desk - Great product. Does all not do number 4
Using System Center Service Manager 2012, needs quite a bit of setting up for small environments (designed for large orgs so need to turn off / hide a lot of stuff) but doing the job at the moment and very cost effective with schools MS licensing. The user web portal is popular and well presented but the reporting is taking a bit of getting used to.
ICTNUT (12th November 2012)
looking forwrd to testing System Center Service Manager 2012 , shame OPDK doesn't have a download trial ( just a online demo)
Request Tracker - free open source and works very well.
This is what we will cover on point 4 from Jan 2013:
Monitor Internet Protocols:
MS Index Server
MS IIS Server
MS ISA Server
MS SQL Server
MS Terminal Server
Monitor Linux / Unix:
All of the above are not just up/down tests they are extensive and customisable to ensure acurate testing with full graphing and direct to helpdesk notifications when predefined triggers are met.
Last edited by ICTNUT; 12th November 2012 at 07:03 PM.
We used Trellis Desk - it's damn basic, but really good, really reliable!
There's no automatic ticket creation out of the box, but it's totally PHP based, so I'm sure that with some tweaking it could be adjusted for this!
We also got it semi-AD based, so that it authenticated against AD rather than it's own MySQL database
+1 for System Centre Service Manager here as well. Theres a bit on my blog about setting it up.
Previously used GLPI (GLPI - Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique) and ManageEngine as well. Both also worked well.
Hi guys, we have just started using OTRS, its open source and extremely powerful - OTRS Help Desk software - OTRS IT Service Management software - Free Open Source Help Desk - Problem Management System - Customer Interaction Software | OTRS
Started using it at the start of the September term to log all support incidents via email or the web interface for staff users, we needed something powerful and flexible enough to replace the BSF provided helpdesk system now we have gone in-house. So far we have almost reached 1000 tickets closed and its working like a dream. We have some good monthly reports coming out if it too so the SLT get to see lots of pretty graphs and charts to show now we are holding up against our SLAs
Highly recommend using OTRS to anyone, I'd recommend giving it it's own VM to run on. Our facilities team are also considering having their own OTRS instance for incident logging too
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