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I am looking for a networking monitoring tool similar to GFI Remote Management. I want something web based where you can monitor several clients.

I have come across the following before:
GFI Remote Management = did not like it, did not find user friendly
ManageEngine = expensive
CentraStage = am considering.

I am looking for something that does not cost too much for small networks.

Thanks.
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Zenoss

www.zenoss.org

Community edition is free and you can pay for support where you need it.  Supports tiered servers and everything.  Very advanced product and I have used it all over the place.
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OK. I will go through the website in detail later, but is it a web based product so I can see all clients via a browser from anywhere?
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Yes, all web based.  Very slick product.  Everything is organized in a tree structure.  Templates are inherited down the tree so different graphs and monitoring items are inherited depending on if you put something under the Network->Routers->Cisco tree or the Servers->Linux tree for example.

The even have a VMware appliance version you can dowload ready to go.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Well,

PRTG: http://www.paessler.com/prtg/
Nagios: http://www.nagios.org/
Spiceworks: http://www.spiceworks.com/

just to name a few.
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Spiceworks is really nice too, and you can install it on Windows which would make your life easier.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Had to look for it, there's a good link here on monitoring tools though I don't know if they're all web based. Might be worth having a look at it:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Q_26748566.html?cid=748#a34841205
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Get Cacti  http://www.cacti.net/ or  MRTG  http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/

Mylist:
http://www.groundworkopensource.com GroundWork Monitor Enterprise
http://www.hyperic.com Hyperic HQ
http://www.icinga.org Icinga
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

I used MRTG (It's still running actually), and swapped to Cacti. It's still a bit difficult (Devices, data queries, Graphs, etc) but well worth it...just give it a try. Cacti is a brilliant software beside nagios and MRTG ..... to narrow down the problem

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@madunix: hi. Already referenced your list (ofcours).

It's becoming the ultimate guide for this sort of questions :)

Respect!
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Thanks all. Did not expect so many responses :). Devided the points up.
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