nagios all the way.
I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding software that will monitor my server status (mostly windows servers) and network preformance and email me (if possible) about any issues. Some of the sites I manage only have one windows server so I would prefer the software platform to run on windows.
I've looked into to software such as Nagoios, Zenos and OpenNMS but just wondered what software you lot use and what you monitor with it?
I would prefer to use free software.
nagios all the way.
Mutiny is now available free to Academic institutions so that might be worth a look
PRTG is pretty cool
Last edited by zag; 21st February 2011 at 11:04 AM.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like I've some reading up todo.
I did think about the Virtualisation route but I think one or two of the servers are Server 2008 Foundation which doesn't support Hyper-V - Would Virtualbox (or similar) be an alternative or does MS not all virtualisation full stop on these edition of server?
virtualbox would work fine.. my nagios runs on Gentoo on a hyperV, which isnt supported by MS (ie theres no Synthetic nic access etc, only emulated) which is the same effect you would have running nagios on any linux distro on Vrtualbox.
If you have 0 linux experiience its probably not the easiest of choices.. but if you can get an ubuntu (for example) server up and running, theres some pretty easy step by step by step guides written for installing noagio.s
Using nagios to monitor a site with a single server is probably overkill, I'd stick with The Dude for smaller sites and Nagios for the bigger ones
Thank you for all your replies. I have been testing out most of your suggestions on a couple of virtual machine. I think I'm going to go with The Dude, thanks to Dos_Box for the suggestion. I don't plan to implement this just yet (maybe in a few weeks times).
Do you have any tips or recommend monitoring sensors for The Dude?
I would quite like to monitor exchange 2007 (especially the Queue's) but the only way I can work out how to monitor exchange is by the queues or a prod on port 25... any suggestions?
Many thanks for all your replies.
Vote for PRTG here also.
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