Monitoring Windows SLQ Cluster 2008 via snmp or?

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2 box environment, snmp running on both

I can monitor the physical machines no issue at all

is there a way to monitor the SQL cluster itself (I have 3 different instances of this on 3 different IP's)

Thanks in advance this problem is giving me the biggest headache!!
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we do it like follows:

we pingcheck all ips of the cluster
we check all cluster-service for its state
we check all sql-services for its state
we use W2K8 Monitoring for alerting system/applications/security-logs (Forwarded events) (emailalerting)

hi there thanks for the reply first and foremost

how do you monitor for a failover success or failure?

do you check the services via the virtual or the physical?

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