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    Question Server Monitoring Recommendations

    Hi folks,

    I'm after something to monitor around 20 mostly 2008R2 servers that will show if there are issues with excessive CPU, memory, disk, and/or network issue.

    Is SC Ops Manager the thing, or is there something better?

    Something with a simple dashboard view would be particularly helpful.

    TIA

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    We use GFI MAX RemoteMonitoring (IT Managed services software solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) - GFI MAX RemoteManagement) to monitor both workstations and servers as part of our SLA cover.

    This gives us a simple dashboard, which can report a variety of problems.

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    Ops manager will be cheaper if you have EEES licensin.

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    Yes, we have EEES. Does it have a dashboard type view, and allow monitoring of the above? Also, is it particularly demanding server-wise? We don't have much resource left on our cluster.

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    To be honest i dont know. Its been on my list of things to look at but not done so yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    Hi folks,

    I'm after something to monitor around 20 mostly 2008R2 servers that will show if there are issues with excessive CPU, memory, disk, and/or network issue.

    Is SC Ops Manager the thing, or is there something better?

    Something with a simple dashboard view would be particularly helpful.

    TIA
    This?

    http://www.centrastage.com/products/monitoring

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    We use Ops Manager 2012 and also use Cacti for server monitoring.

    Both work a treat, Ops Manager is a nightmare to get running form the grass roots but its worth the effort in the long ruyn, especially if your using all the Systems Center products as it ties in very nicely with DPM, SCCM and SCOM.

    Cacti is good for the monitors we have on the wall in our office, lots of pretty graphs etc for people to look and go 'oohhh ahhhh'

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    Nagios and Cacti does the job here, as Zimmer said, lots of pretty graphs for senior management to see during my appraisal

    Nagios - The Industry Standard in IT Infrastructure Monitoring
    CactiŽ - The Complete RRDTool-based Graphing Solution

    Andrew

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    We use PRTG

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    I've just posted my network monitoring application in the downloads forum.

    Free Network Monitoring Software - Pigcat

    It checks the cpu, memory and disk usage of windows servers. I have only just released it so if you do try it please let me know if you come across any issues

    ....its called Pigcat ... www.pigcat.co.uk

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    If your after something dead simple try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cmonitor&hl=en

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