If I were to design a system that would be used for monitoring over a network, do you think tailoring SNMP or creating bespoke web services would be more suitable?
The application would monitor both processes (Win XP and Unix) and machine statistics (CPU usage etc). I could therefore write my own processes that would do the monitoring, which would be talking to a central application via SOAP - but if I can lever anything off SNMP it would obviously be better.
Any thoughts? Much appreciated.