Decent server performance monitoring tool needed!
Posted on 2006-04-11
I need a tool to monitor 6-10 servers, it doesn't have to be centrally managed. (ie. 1 log per server on that server is ok, all logs sent to 1 desktop for monitoring is better).
I specifically need a tool because I dislike the built in performance monitor in win2k3. I need logs of server performance for 1 week in terms of disk usage, cpu usage, memory usage. This is to assess each server usage in a week time, peak's etc for migration to vmware (need to know how much capacity I need to buy).
I've tried like 20 tools, trial and freeware to no avail. I don't mind if something's a fully functional time limited trial, since I only need it for 1 week of monitoring. I also don't mind if I have to pay, but I'm only willing to pay a max of 100USD total (for all 10 servers). since it's bull to spend money on something you use for a week only.
****So, please suggest only cheap or free tools that can put cpu usage, disk usage and memory usage into a nice graph for a full week's monitoring after which I can see for each server what they structurally use.****