Performance monitors

Hi all,

I have the desire to set up a "monitoring computer" which will have the purpose of monitoring all the different services and performances of the network, servers, network printers toner level, etc.

I don't have problems with printers, SEPP, DLO, Backup Exec, CCTV, etc but how can I monitor the network and servers performance? I mean, is there a way to see a graph that shows when the network traffic is high or low? or when a server is reaching its bottle neck? or when the Ubiquiti AP's are too busy?

Thanks.
Daniel Flores OlmosInfrastructure and Support EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows Resource Monitor for Windows machines in Admin Tools. You can monitor variables you choose over the time frame you choose.

You would need a network monitor (Solar Winds, Nagios) to monitor the network outside of the servers.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yep. That ubiquiti right there at the end pretty much indicates you want a full monitoring solution. Nagios comes to mind. If you want to dip your toes in the water and not maintain more infrastructure, OMS might be an option.
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Daniel Flores OlmosInfrastructure and Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks John,

Windows Resource Monitor for Windows machines can be accessed through the network from the "monitoring computer"? Solar wind and Nagios are free or licensed?

Thanks Cliff,

I realized that Ubiquiti has their own web based tool, thanks! OMS are free?

I still have the question mark on the network traffic monitoring.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Solar Winds and Nagios are not free although I think Nagios is cheaper. Both will monitor network traffic. Choose the one that fits you best.
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Technical EngeneerTechnical Support SpecialistCommented:
Everything that you described, pretty much NetCrunch does. It monitors nearly any OS out there on a very detailed level, monitors any SNMP-enabled devices, and creates live overview out of the box. Many of our clients use it for proactive monitoring, aka making sure that a server or machine does not become too overloaded, or runs our of resources. I'm attaching a screenshot that might be of interest to you.Memory, Hard Drive, Ping monitoring overview in NetCrunch NMS
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Daniel Flores OlmosInfrastructure and Support EngineerAuthor Commented:
NetCrunch appears to be what I need but it depends on budget approval, meanwhile I'm using Windows Performance Monitor. Thanks.
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