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Posted on 2011-03-16
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I have around thirty windows servers that run on a virtualised platform ... I'm looking for some server monitor software that will monitor / alert / etc through a web based platform.

Can anyone recommend anything?
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We use Zenith Infotech for monitoring and NOC assistance built in.

http://www.zenithinfotech.com/Solutions/Managed%20Services.aspx
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I use Zabbix and used and configured it at my previous employer.  It is open source and an excellent userbase and community.  They also offer training and pay for support as well.
Zabbix.com
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by:Joseph Ruiz
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Hobbit is pretty nice and we use it to keep track of a multitude of servers both virtual and physical.
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Check out cacti,nagios and MRTG to monitor  (opensource linux based system)

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

look @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_network_monitoring_systems

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, 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

I monitor with nagios all services and OS (AIX,Linux,Windows,*BSD),  I actually I use Cacti , MRTG beside Nagios  running on linux (RHEL5) server to monitor my environment...and send sms/mail notification via qmail and smstoools.
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