Monitoring Servers

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-16

Is there any  free ware in linux or windows to monitor the server status like services,space,Storage.
Dot tell nagios,other than nagios is there any free wares.

Question by:krishgudd
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    What, nagios too complex?  Worked great for the last company I was with... though it did take 6 months to setup to monitor about 100 servers.

    You can try SpiceWorks
    There's also Big Brother and Big Sister -

    You can also create some scripts using ping and WMI that can do likewise...

    But keep in mind, you PAY for EVERYTHING.  It's a question of HOW.  You want free - you'll pay for it in terms of learning time and configuration time and the headaches that go with products that are often quite functional, but also, quite non-user-friendly. You pay for a product and they can get a lot more user friendly and easier (and faster) to deploy.
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    What's wrong with Nagios?

    It's the most popular free Linux/Unix monitoring tool for good reason.
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    by:Deepak Kosaraju
    If you are not intrested with nagios
    Try with
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    You can always choose outsource .... :)
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    by:Lee W, MVP

    Great idea... can you name some free outsource providers?  
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    Big Brother is my default answer, if Nagios exceeds your needs.  Big Sister is another interesting option.

    Outsourced monitoring providers can be useful, especially since they have a true "outside view", but I wouldn't rely on one, if I don't have confidence in their business model.

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