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

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ServersAlive by woodstone is best, try it - DH
Ernie BeekSenior infrastructure engineer
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you can check zabbix -
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Hi, is a good one, you have a full view of your virtual setup. An easy setup as well.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Expert of the Year 2017

If you have a budget to spend, Veeam Monitor is the best for VMware.

Veeam Monitor v5

Trails are available to download for Veeam Monitor.

For NetApp

System Manager

Operations Manager

You'll need to speak to your NetApp Reseller or Partner, to get trials above the above.

I am using WhatsUp Gold Network Management Software

You can download and try it FREE for 30-days...

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

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,
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Many thanks to you all..... I will give a go to try them out.......

Again, thanks!
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 @
use nagios(OpenSource) on linux, i done it for multiple sites .... it works great to watch out multiple OS and services, it just works

Nagios is the leader in Open Source IT infrastructure monitoring....but you can find other multiple monitoring tools: GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Hyperic HQ Icinga  mrtg Nagios N-central op5 Monitor openITCockpit OpenNMS HP OpenView BMC PATROL ProactiveNet Performance Management Shinken IBM Tivoli CA Unicenter WhatsUp Gold Zabbix Zenoss Enterprise

My recommendation for a useful solution for syslog  and data correlation solutions:
Q1 Labs (offers free VM version):
Manage Engine with OpManager:

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 @ and
Deepak KosarajuDevOps Engineer

Good content by @Madunix, thanks for your time taken to post this content in E.E.

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