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By Stewej ·
Can anyone give any suggestions on a good peice of software to use to monitor the devices on the network. I have heard of a couple like Whatsup Gold and Netoctopus. Thanks.

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There are tons...

by Cactus Pete In reply to Network monitor

It really depends on what you are trying to monitor... DeepMetrix has IPMonitor, SolarWinds has Orion... These vary in costs and abilities and do a lot of things you can design on your own if you have the time...

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by Stewej In reply to There are tons...

I am looking for something that will help me stay on top of problems before they get out of control. I want to see what is going with switches, routers, servers, and workstations. The cost is definetly a factor, the lower the better.

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Still...

by Cactus Pete In reply to

Are you just checking to see if they're alive? To see if they're responsive? Are you checking on specific services? Are you interested in cetralized repoting capabilities? Do you need multiple alerting methods? Do you want redundancy?

Are you willing to invest time in this? [Either way, you have to spend time doing it yourself, or getting familiar with what you purchase.]

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by Stewej In reply to Still...

I realize that some time will be needed, but I am not sure what I should be looking for. What I want to be able to do is have a piece of software that could possibly help me find problems before they happen, or at least before they get out of hand. As far as doing it my self I do not even know where to begin.

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Give this a try

by delimiter2 In reply to

http://www.nagios.org/
GPL and very powerful. Easier than big brother.

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Tried a few and the best by far is....

by asmith1972 In reply to Give this a try

I looked at about 10 different programs and by far the best for price and functionality is Server Monitor from www.purenetworking.net

Its uses a web browser interface so you can get to it from anywhere on your lan, will notify you by email/sms.

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power, flexibility, value, support

by McZook In reply to Tried a few and the best ...

Take a good look at ServersAlive - http://www.woodstone.nu/salive/
Invest in some time setting things up, and your efforts will be rewarded.

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