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Notify when local servers go down

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I am looking for a free application to run on one of my servers,  That will ping all the other servers on the network, and if it finds that one is not responding , it sends an email to me.   Now there is one catch I would like to find a free application to do this, does anyone have any ideas ?



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by:chingmd
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Take a look at nagios.  
http://www.nagios.org/

I use it for servers and services.  

There are others out there too.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=open+source+system+monitoring&btnG=Search

I've read some good things about ZENOSS and OPENsmart.


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Kamran Arshad earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Please check out the below applications;

Caicai                      caicai.sourceforge.net
IPMonitor                www.solarwinds.com/products/ipmonitor/
BigBrother              www.bb4.com      For *NIX based machines
BigSister                      www.bigsister.ch      For *NIX based machines
Hobbit                      hobbitmon.sourceforge.net      For *NIX based machines
Hyperic HQ              www.hyperic.com      LAMP based NMS

There are many other applications. Please do let me know if none suits your needs.

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Another good one is Zenoss.
http://www.zenoss.com/community/
This is all done via SNMP and it's relatively easy to set up.
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