Best Server Monitoring Software

Hi,


Wondering what the best server management software out there at the moment is ? I need to monitor the usual HDD capacity , process' , services , etc

can anyone give any recommendations?
frsupportAsked:
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Joseph DalyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Currently we are running the Network Performace Monitor with the Application Performance Monitor add-in. When we purchased the software we purchased several other add-ins but we havent begun using them yet. The NPM alone will give you the details you mentioned above. Adding the APM will give you much more indepth results on programs/services like citrix,ad, and other server roles.

I have attached a screenshot of one of our servers in NPM.
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Vaidas911Commented:
www.r-u-on.com is pretty cool
also www.spiceworks.com
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frsupportAuthor Commented:
Want something with full paid support
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

We have used HoundDog for server monitoring: http://www.hounddogiseasy.com/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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Joseph DalyCommented:
IMO you really cant go wrong with solarwinds. This will allow you to monitor your server for everything you mentioned above and much much more. You can use this not only to monitor your server but pretty much any other device in your network that support SNMP. It is extremely configurable and has a nice web address you can go to in order to see everything abhout your systems. We have been running this for about 6 months now and it gives a lot of info into your environment.

http://www.solarwinds.com/

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frsupportAuthor Commented:
which solar winds product are you using ?
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Joseph DalyCommented:
One other cool thing about solarwinds is that it will allow you to create maps based on your system nodes. So using visio I created a display of our racks in the server room and mapped the nodes with orion. You can create something like below. This makes it pretty easy to track down which server is having issues as the green dot will turn red if there is one.
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PerOveCommented:
Do you have an Volume License agreement with Microsoft? Then you could take a closer look at this agreement and see if it includes licenses for System Center Operation Manager.
It can be a good alternative and actually not very expensive either. Have compared it to some popular opensource alternatives and it is actually cheaper.
It will cost you some reading and configuration hours, I think they could have made it a bit easier to configure.

Per Ove
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BarryDoCommented:
we use www.bastmonitoring.com i *stongly* recommend them, their website is poor right now, but they bend over backwards to help you and offer the full paid support you need from Microsoft Certified Engineers.

its good because its really simple and they do it all for you. even if you dont go with their solution, a partial solution might be to use their workstation monitoring, its like a dollar a month (NZ$) and really cuts down on your support calls. we're just trialing it now and it seems great so far, its identified a lot of issues before they have had the chance to become issues. - after all, the end user experience is what its all about :)
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

You can also consider this: http://www.gfi.com/nsm/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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