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Hi EE,

I run a small IT company and am looking at the various server and network monitoring and reporting tools.  Ideally i'd have one system that monitored all my clients.  Main things i am concerned with is Internet connection is up, server disk space, event log, mem usage, etc, etc. and to be able to pull a report on a weekly, monthly basis on all those items monitored would be great.

i am familiar with opmanager and passesar software and have looked into solarwinds.  These are all expensive solutions for a company of my size and need a fair bit of configuration to work effectively.

interested to hear what other IT providers use.  

thanks
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Yeh thats OpManager, ive looked into that one.  do you know if it can do multiple sites at once?
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Hi,

I have deployed OPENNMS for one of my customers and for other i have deployed a PRTG system which had free support for limited devices, OPENNMS might be time consuming but definitely effective.

http://www.opennms.org/about/

Any queries on OPENNMS, just let me know. You also have an option of installing PRTG on a vmware client and use it for longer time if you understand what i mean :)

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thanks for the tips.
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If you don't have a budget, Nagios is the go to tool, it just takes time and talent to get it configured and running the way you want it to. NetCrunch 8 is a great all-in-one option with many automated features and out-of-the-box monitoring.
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I've set up monitoring-as-a-service for 2 different companies, using SolarWinds both times. Short of free tools it's the cheapest you're going to find and one of the few that runs completely agent-less-ly so you just need a VPN into the customer site to get things working.

Having used Nagios, Zenoss, Shinken, BMC Patrol, OpenView, and Tivoli I can also say it's the easiest install and setup of the bunch.

Licensing is flexible, meaning you can start with a small license to get going, and as your revenue grows you up your license to accomodate more devices without having to re-install anything.
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