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Server monitoring software

By goit ·
The Company I work for is looking for a Server monitoring solution, so far I have looked at active experts software and Microsoft MOM.

What I would like is software that has most of the functionality listed below. does anyone know of anything that fits?

Large data transfer monitor
Graphical overview
Run standard checks (Disk space, memory, sevices etc..)
Indivual process monitoring
Event Logs
No domain/trust dependance
Insight Integration

Oh & Email notification!

We have around 75-90 servers at any given time


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by Oz_Media In reply to Server monitoring softwar ...

I will ASSUME you are using a MS network?

If NOvell, this is included in the box, if MS, there are a thousand options.

The best I've tried outside Novell's products is NetIQ's products.

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by asmith1972 In reply to Server monitoring softwar ...

We use Server Monitor Pro from

Easy to use and does the job for us

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by stormd In reply to Server monitoring softwar ...

Take a look at MonitorIT from Breakout Software. It is reasonable in price, and it will do everything you are looking for.

I have used it for years and had good results with it, especially the newer version.

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by hammondholt In reply to Server monitoring softwar ...

I'm the IT Mgr at a lawfirm, and with a minimal staff, I needed a good monitoring tool. Looked at quite a few, but seemed that most were simply log aggregators. What I wanted was one that not only alerted me (by e-mail) to issues, but restarted hung or stopped services, and sent me reports regarding disk space usage (free & used) as well as CPU usage. Argent's not cheap ($1000/server), and can be involved to set up, but once we configured the rules, it has been a real boon to the department. Without it, I would have walked in on several mornings with screaming users, instead I was alerted beforehand, and was able to resolve the issue easily. And we only use a fraction of its potential.

If you are using HP servers, they come with Insight Manager which does a fairly competent job of alerting you to server hardware issues. A good complement.

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