Server/Network Monitoring Solution

Hello I am looking for a piece of Server/Network Monitoring software.

Our Situation: We look after 6 Servers for 6 different companies. We need a piece of software which monitors the status of the server/network and updates to an online client - as we administer it from a remote location.

Requirements
- Run on Server 2003
- Free or cheap(ish)
- Update to an Online client, so we can see the status of all 6servers from our office.

Many Thanks
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unrealone1Asked:
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Hi,

Please check out the below options;

Propriety-NMS            

SolarWinds Orion      www.solarwinds.com      Propriety
WhatsupGold      www.whatsupgold.com      Propriety
Observer      www.netinst.com      Propriety
Adventnet OP Manager      www.adventnet.com      Propriety
ServerAlive      www.woodstone.nu      Propriety
CommView      www.tamos.com      Propriety
Microsoft Operation Manager      www.microsoft.com      Propriety

Service Monitors            

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
Zabbix      www.zabbix.com      LAMP based NMS

MOM and WhatsUpGold seem decent options though you may check the list.

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unrealone1Author Commented:
Thats just a copy and paste job, can someone recommend a piece of software they use and recommend?
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unrealone1Author Commented:
bump
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qf3l3kCommented:
What kind of information you want exactly to monitor in that system?

Also, did you consider using *nix system as platform for monitoring system?
You might have better choice.

At least for Windows platform and OpenSource (means free) you might have a look into:
http://www.hyperic.com/products/open-source-systems-monitoring.html

Personally I didn't implement that system as I'm using Nagios hosted on Linux platform but this one can do.

Not sure if you want to install additional agents as might be required by Hyperic... or you want to monitor everything using SNMP?

PS. By run on Windows platform you mean monitoring system or agent? I went into direction that your requirement is to have monitoring system hosted on Windows platform.
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