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System Monitoring tools

By rmarinuccijr ·
I need to find a free, safe open source system monitoring tool that I can use in our lab environment. I was looking at Nagios but saw that it was for *NIX machines and my lab is 99% Windows Server build. Can I still use this or do I have to have a *NIX box? If so, are there any free system monitoring tools for Windows machines? I have the capacity to build a *NIX machine if need be as the main server for this, but didnt want to if I didnt have to. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Spiceworks

by NetMan1958 In reply to System Monitoring tools

Take a look at Spiceworks
http://www.spiceworks.com/

and see if that will do what you need.

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Servers Alive

by Andrew Caple In reply to System Monitoring tools

I've ServersAlive in the past and it's worked pretty well.

http://www.woodstone.nu/salive/

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I like Overseer

by rkuhn In reply to System Monitoring tools

It's only free for 2 resources which is lame in that no one monitors just two things, but even the 50 resources version is only $50.

http://www.overseer-network-monitor.com/pricing.asp

I have 14 servers and by the time you only monitor the mission critical, I haven't gone over the 50 resources version.

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