Good Monitoring Tool

Hello,

I'm looking for a monitoring software for servers, VMware (ESX 4), SAN (NetApp N-series) and also log management.  Any good suggestion?

Thanks!
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dheeraj24thCommented:
ServersAlive by woodstone is best, try it - DH
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
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aa-777Commented:
you can check zabbix - http://www.zabbix.com/
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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

http://www.zenoss.com/ is a good one, you have a full view of your virtual setup. An easy setup as well.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have a budget to spend, Veeam Monitor is the best for VMware.

Veeam Monitor v5

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-monitoring.html

Trails are available to download for Veeam Monitor.

For NetApp

System Manager

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/management-software/system-manager.html

Operations Manager

http://www.netapp.com/us/products/management-software/operations-manager.html

You'll need to speak to your NetApp Reseller or Partner, to get trials above the above.
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ThommyCommented:
I am using WhatsUp Gold Network Management Software
http://www.whatsupgold.com/

You can download and try it FREE for 30-days...
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ThommyCommented:
For log management and analysis you can use Microsoft Log Parser???
It's a handy tool for querying nearly all kinds of log files...

Log Parser 2.2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=890cd06b-abf8-4c25-91b2-f8d975cf8c07&displaylang=en

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angel115Commented:
Well the choice is yours, but you you are looking for a good and professional one... Go for the very best of them, go for Nagios.

Huge community out there (which mean free support and you will never get stuck), hundreds of plunging, Open source project, used by few top 500 biggest company in the world (including: yahoo), ability to execute an action when an event happen, alerting via mail and SMS.

I did implement Nagios with success in our company as well, and we are now monitoring over a 350 Machines/devices  and over thousand services and hardware status.

No really don't do the mistake to implement another solution, Nagios IS the way to go.

I really hope that you heard my voice,
Best regards,
Angel.
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ICKWAuthor Commented:
Many thanks to you all..... I will give a go to try them out.......

Again, thanks!
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madunixCommented:
My vote goes for Nagios, Awarded Platform ..winner of numerous awards and highly recognized, Nagios is the leader in Open Source IT infrastructure monitoring....look @ http://www.nagios.org/
use nagios(OpenSource) on linux, i done it for multiple sites .... it works great to watch out multiple OS and services, it just works  
http://exchange.nagios.org/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6767
http://www.nagioswiki.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
http://m.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/LJ191_UsingSMSforNagios.pdf

Nagios is the leader in Open Source IT infrastructure monitoring....but you can find other multiple monitoring tools:
http://www.groundworkopensource.com GroundWork Monitor Enterprise
http://www.hyperic.com Hyperic HQ
http://www.icinga.org Icinga
http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/  mrtg
http://www.nagios.com Nagios
http://www.n-able.com N-central
http://www.op5.com op5 Monitor
http://www.open-itcockpit.com openITCockpit
http://www.opennms.org OpenNMS
http://www.hp.com/de/bto HP OpenView
http://www.bmc.com BMC PATROL ProactiveNet Performance Management
http://www.shinken-monitoring.org Shinken
http://www.ibm.com/software/de/tivoli IBM Tivoli
http://www.ca.com/de CA Unicenter
http://www.whatsupgold.com WhatsUp Gold
http://www.zabbix.com Zabbix
http://www.zenoss.com Zenoss Enterprise

My recommendation for a useful solution for syslog  and data correlation solutions:
Splunk http://www.splunk.com/ 
Cisco CS-MARS http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/index.html
Sawmill:  http://www.sawmill.net
Paglo:  http://paglo.com
Q1 Labs (offers free VM version):  http://www.q1labs.com/qradar-slim-fe
Manage Engine with OpManager:  http://www.manageengine.com

Also OpenNMS does a good job with making both SNMP Traps and syslog messages. Zenoss has syslog and snmp traps, but If you are looking for something more standalone, Splunk (i use it) is good as mentioned above by erniebeek look @ http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5476 and
http://blogs.splunk.com/2008/11/13/syslog-syslog-ng-and-splunk-forwarders/
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Deepak KosarajuDevOps EngineerCommented:
Good content by @Madunix, thanks for your time taken to post this content in E.E.
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