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Network Management Tools for Windows, Linux, and Solaris

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Does anyone know a good Network/System Management Tool that can monitor Windows, Linux, and Solaris servers?  Currently we use AVTech PageR Enterprise, but it's an awful product.  It does have flood and temperature monitoring.  Previously, we have used What's Up Network Mangement.  Can anyone recommend a tool which has better interface or even with flood and temperature monitoring?
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Hi,

There are plenty of options available;

Propriety-NMS            

SolarWinds Orion      www.solarwinds.com      Propriety
Smarts      www.smarts.com      Propriety
WhatsupGold      www.whatsupgold.com      Propriety
EM7      www.sciencelogic.com      Propriety
Nexus NMS      www.nexusmgmt.com      Propriety
CA      ca.com      Propriety
ServerAlive      www.woodstone.nu      Propriety
CommView      www.tamos.com      Propriety
Observer      www.netinst.com      Propriety

Service Monitors            

BigBrother      www.bb4.com      For *NIX based machines
BigSister      www.bigsister.ch      For *NIX based machines
Hound-Dog      www.hounddogiseasy.com      Propriety
Level Platform      www.levelplatforms.com      Propriety
Kaseya      www.kaseya.com      Propriety
N-Able      www.n-able.com      Propriety

Open-Source NMS            

ZenOSS      www.zenoss.com      LAMP based NMS
Nagios      www.nagios.org      LAMP based NMS
JFFNMS      www.jffnms.org      LAMP based NMS
OpenNMS      www.opennms.org      LAMP based NMS
Zabbix      www.zabbix.com      LAMP based NMS
Hyperic HQ      www.hyperic.com      LAMP based NMS
GroundWork      www.groundworkopensource.com      LAMP based NMS
Cacti      www.cacti.net      RRDTool

Personal recommendations are using Solarwinds, Observer in propriety solution and Hyperic HQ , Zabbix or Nagios in open-source.
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