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ICT Network and Services Monitoring


Hi all.

Ok I seek some advice, currently I am looking at either solor winds or Paessler PRTG products for our businesses monitoring solution. If something breaks I want to know about it and be alerted where possible. I want to know the performance of my systems/servers and such. I want a god view of the environment.

these are the best two products I have been presented with.

if you think you know of any product better. please let me know. if you have had experience with the two listed. I would like your experience view point as which one is better. again if you think there is something better and this is based on understanding this product as well. more then happy to hear about this!

we have remote users, Citrix, RSA, MS Server 2008R2 Environment, Cisco switches and core, Junpier networks and ESX Vmware where most of our servers operate. we also have Netapps SAN and SUN SAN in our environment.

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woolnoirCommented:
SOlar winds is good, we use a product called castlerock which is similar (as with most relies on using SNMP for the monitoring and collection aspects).

For external servers (anything public internet reachable) you could do worse that look at http://www.ippatrol.co.uk/

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woolnoirCommented:
The differentiator with the products is generally the UI in which the information is presented, and the management reports that can be generated. In addition you may want to look into how the products link into any helpdesk system you may have.

The actual 'monitoring' technology of the product is the most generic part.
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AncientsAuthor Commented:
Thanks Woolnoir.

Its for our internal network primarily. but we do have external users/sites.

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AncientsAuthor Commented:
Woolnoir,

You mentioned that you use Castlerock. would you prefer this to solarwinds?
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berkcomjonathanCommented:
nagios, cacti, and rackmonkey are always free opensource options :)
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