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Windows Server Monitoring tool

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Im looking for a piece of software where i can monitor the servers performance, memory usage, disk space etc. and if possible warn me if the servers cpu is ideling at like 100% and stuff.

Does anyone know of any good tools?

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Nagios

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Nagios

looks good but looks like it needs to be installed on linux right? i have no idea how to use linux, well not very well anyways....

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It don't think it needs to be installed onto Linux. Can't remember how we set ours up its been so long. I'll look at ours and get back to you

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We use "PRTG Network Monitor".

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Ok, We run it from a Linux server however you can run it from a windows box. The main thing is it can do anything you want it to....however setting up the config files on each of the servers you want to monitor can take time.

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So yeah its clear people are too lazy to search, they are also too lazy to even breeze over the last couple of topics in the same section they posting in. :rolleyes:

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=725822

Server Monitoring Software

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Server & Application Monitor makes it easy to monitor custom applications including component monitors for services, processes, ports, scripts, WMI performance counters, and scripts from 3rd party open source monitoring tools such as Nagios.

http://www.solarwind...on-monitor.aspx

Love this but man is it expensive.

Sever manager has built in resource metering (start performance counters) if you need a less expensive solution

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If you're stuck on windows (and depending on the complexity you're looking for) you may want to consider:

http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/

I've had a lot of success using Shinken on CentOS boxes for monitoring, but it installs on windows.

Shinken is based on the nagios / icinga project, but has been rewritten in python and set up for distributed monitoring and data collection. It uses nagios config files, and when set up correctly will monitor and alert on any number of metrics.

Alternatively, you could consider monitoring as a service; it's trivially inexpensive and you can be sure it's done correctly and save some headaches. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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Love this but man is it expensive.

Sever manager has built in resource metering (start performance counters) if you need a less expensive solution

That it does, as it should - it is, basically, Performance Monitor for servers. System Center Operations Manager can be used to monitor multiple servers and server clusters - of the real, virtual, and mixed sorts.

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would you like a windows / android app to do this? I use http://www.mobilepcmonitor.com/ for monitoring my home server. It's free for something like 3 or 5 machines, after that you have to pay. If you need more, look at nagios/splunk, but I like that i can get alerts diretly to my phone, as well as perform operations on the server from the app. They have a windows tool as well if you'd rather monitor from your workstation.

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would you like a windows / android app to do this? I use http://www.mobilepcmonitor.com/ for monitoring my home server. It's free for something like 3 or 5 machines, after that you have to pay. If you need more, look at nagios/splunk, but I like that i can get alerts diretly to my phone, as well as perform operations on the server from the app. They have a windows tool as well if you'd rather monitor from your workstation.

This is what I use for 10 servers, it has a lot of features and you can setup a lot of alerts based on specific issues/thresholds.

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I use CentraStage.

http://www.centrastage.com/

Free for up to 500 devices - As you want you can set thresholds etc to email you. Easy to setup and a little .exe to install on the servers you want to monitor.

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