I would like to monitor our network for possible server errors and communications disruptions.
Our web page downloads should be quicker, our main application running off sql 2000 is slow, and some services that require a constant connection with the sql server are stopping unexpectedly (the programmer is blaming network disruption). When i perform an ethereal packet sniff I don't notice anything major going on.
Can anyone recommend a monitoring software that will be able to monitor for items such as a downed windows services, network bottlenecks, communications between servers, switches & routers etc monitoring and any other good items that i haven't mentioned. Should i be doint packet sniffing from different points on the network?
Please advise me with any software that you have used amd would recommend? Or should I rather get a consultant?