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What is the best solution for remote server monitoring? (For a small business)

Good afternoon.

We are in need of a remote server monitoring solution. We have 10 servers at remote locations and are looking for the best solution for a small business.

Is there a recommended application that is not cost prohibitive?

Thx.
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trahan
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There are MANY MANY options.  The more features the (generally) more expensive.  For simple uptime monitoring, I use www.r-u-on.com - it's free for the basic service and you have more advanced (paid) options.
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SteveeBCommented:
If you want one that you can install on your own machine, this one is truly owsome, cheap, easy to use, and has many types of tests that it can perform.

http://www.ks-soft.net/hostmon.eng/ 
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rotech_ITCommented:
If you primarily use DELL you can use their free solution called OpenManage.

If not you can setup a nagios box to monitor in detail, this is robust and free but you'll need some knowledge of scripting and linux.

I have also used ActiveXperts in the past, this is an easy to use software package.

www.dell.com/support  -  You can download openmanage from their download site
www.nagios.com -  Nagios
http://www.activexperts.com/activmonitor/ - ActiveXperts
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simonlimonCommented:
zabbix is also pretty good, you can get a zabbix vmware appliance of their website for free. it is also better than nagios in my opinion.
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kakosiCommented:
microsoft system center if using ms servers is a very good product.
You have 90 days trial to test it,for hardware there is HP insight manager if you are using HP products, but it is also available for non hp products. This Product is free.
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trahanAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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