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    server monitoring software

    hey all, just wondering what some of you use to monitor your servers. I have several Win2k3 servers with the Dell Open Manage software and it's ok but I'd like to try others out there. Preferably free/open source. Any advise is appreciated.

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    Nagios, fiddly to set up but beautiful to watch.

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    +1 for nagios here.. together with cacti you'll have a good solution

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    Nagios for me too... http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/Nagios

    I will be writing another guide when I get the time - Nagios configured with NagiosQL and using Nagvis for visualisation (think pictures of your server racks with little ticks to show they are working).

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    I use Spiceworks and am having a look at 'The Dude'.

    Since it's written by a good friend, I suppose I should try a shameless plug for FreeNATS - FreeNATS: Free Network Automatic Testing System

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    Groundworks here due to the ez config with the webadmin but going to look at nagioql as well now.

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    thanks for the replies fellas . does Nagios have an x86 installer or can a linux box be setup to monitor my Win2k3 servers?

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    nagios can monitor just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    nagios can monitor just about anything.
    yes, but can it be installed on a windows box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Nagios for me too... http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/Nagios

    I will be writing another guide when I get the time - Nagios configured with NagiosQL and using Nagvis for visualisation (think pictures of your server racks with little ticks to show they are working).
    I can agree on those, Ric's pictures and info from his Nagios is amazing Love how his pictures are identical in every single way to his racks!!!

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    Servers Alive, installs on windows no probs at all.

    Can monitor alot more than just the basic server, connected to a suitable mobile it can even txt you when something really bad happens.

    Can take along time to configure if you have alot of things to moitor, but well worth it.

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    spotlight for windows is pretty good too.

    Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve Windows performance from Quest Software

    always impresses visitors to the network managers office.

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