I need a network monitoring utility that can email me when devices are offline.

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Our client has roughly 30 network devices deployed at various remote locations. I need to be able to monitor the status to ensure all of those devices are online.

Can someone reccomend a free/cheap monitoring tool that can email me when the link goes down?
Question by:HopperSI
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    Accepted Solution

    Free cheap: Nagios

    It takes a little bit more effort to set up and isn't as polished.

    Upwards from there, you have PRTG Network Monitor, Solarwinds IPMonitor, What's Up Gold, and Servers Alive.

    PRTG offers a 20 sensor license free, and the price for 100 sensors is not outrageous.  The others will cost more.

    Good luck.
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    Expert Comment

    There's also SNMPc from CastleRock.  Easy to use and includes email and/or pager notification capability.

    Author Closing Comment

    I ended up using Servers Alive. It is VERY straight forward and it does everything I was looking for.

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