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Hello,

Can someone please recommend a good easy to use tool for monitoring servers. Currently we use ops manager and HP SIM (not too keen with them) Is there another tool easy to configure that anyone can recommend please? (something like it does what it says on the tin)

we have HP server/switches hardware estate in our domain.

Thanks
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by:Joe Jenkins
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Any other parameters?  Cloud-based?  Multi-site?  Notification types? What kind of monitoring area you looking for?

I use several different types of monitoring services/software and they're sort of tailored to their uses in many cases.
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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Look at SolarWinds tools (www.solarwinds.com).  They have modules that can provide the following:

- Orion - network device monitoring
- SAM - Server and applications
- Virtual Manager - monitor virtual environment (Hyper-V and VMware)
- Storage Manager - Monitor your SAN / NAS
- IPAM - IP address management and DHCP scopes

I would also strongly recommend you look at Splunk (www.splunk.com)
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I use GFI cloud's solutions for patch management, service status and system health monitoring, antivirus and asset managment/inventory.   I like the interface and reporting.  The notifications work very well too.
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Hi thanks,

I am looking for something that has simple easy to use interface. not bothered with the patching just system health monitoring, e.g disk failure...etc

Multi-site =yes
Notification types= email, snmp
What kind of monitoring area you looking for= in particular server hardware failure, system health moinitoring etc.

any screen prints would helps!

cheers
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by:Joe Jenkins
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Here are a few screenshots out of the "Monitoring" area of GFI Cloud.   I can answer any questions on it.
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GFI cloud- i cant seem to find setting for email alerts?

do you know of any other tools please?

cheers
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@badabing1,

In GFI Cloud, to get to the alerts settings, please click the icon of the human head in the top right corner and you will see an alerts dropdown.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Curious why you don't like SIM, when it already does what you want?
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im kind of struggling to filter unnecessary y alerts from within HP sim. if you can help with the request  below that would be appreciated!

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_28394217.html
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Any more help on this topic please?
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The combination of Nagios and Cacti would be great. Nagios is been used for Alarms and Cacti for Trending/Graphs. Nagios is a powerful monitoring system.
http://blog.monitis.com/2011/02/22/11-top-server-management-monitoring-software/
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
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Thanks for your help.
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