I recently started at a medium size school district with 100 servers across 6 sites connected via MPLS. All Servers are windows Based with Cisco Switches and SonicFirewall.
I am looking for tool that is either free or at a reduced cost (public school), that would allow me to see the status and create alerts as needed..I have read some articles on Nagios and thought it might be a good fit..
Just looking for someone who might already be taking care of a school system and can make some suggestions..(feel free to suggest even if you are not working at a school)
If you can pass the (rather steep) learning curve of Nagios, you'll have a great (and free) monitoring system.
I would advise you to start with FAN (http://www.fullyautomatednagios.org/). It's a CentOS
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