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    Server Monitoring Software?

    Hey there - looking for some software to monitor several servers / vps's that isn't too expensive. 1H.com is per server and that gets rather pricey anyone have other server monitoring software / tools that they use that's not a wallet drainer?

    Maybe hyperspin?
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    Does the host where your servers are offer some sort of premium monitoring?

    Hyperspin came to mind. I used it for a few months but that's it. Pingdom is solid but can get pricey depending on your needs.

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    I will also recommend Nagios, but there are also other good tools like Zabbix.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxboxadmin View Post
    I will also recommend Nagios, but there are also other good tools like Zabbix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBH Brian View Post
    We tried Zabbix -wasn't too fond of it. We use Cacti + Nagios. We are considering a few other options as well.
    Definitely there are other options. But I will say that you are using one of the best option avaliable in the industry.

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    Nagios is nice

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    I've heard a lot about Nagios .. might have to look into that further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidSecurity View Post
    Icinga > Nagios
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    There are a few, Nagios, Hyperic, OpenNMS, Zabbix, Groundworks, Zenoss etc

    If you have the time Zabbix will reward you, Zenoss is agent-less and uses SNMP + WMI to monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CW-Theo View Post
    There are a few, Nagios, Hyperic, OpenNMS, Zabbix, Groundworks, Zenoss etc

    If you have the time Zabbix will reward you, Zenoss is agent-less and uses SNMP + WMI to monitor.
    Thank you i'll have to check into these as well.

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    If you're still looking, check out Cyclops Software too. Let us know what you think!

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    I really like zenoss. Use it for a few VPSes. The core version works good enough to track apache + mysql stats.

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    Any recommendation for the easiest one? Easy on installation and usage?
    Thanks..

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    None of them! All need a lot of time to configure them properly. The easiest I found a long time ago was GFI network monitor server but that need a license and Windows server.
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    Nagios is my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techs4gnu View Post
    Nagios is my suggestion.
    If either of you is looking for Nagios with

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    look at omdistro.org - it's a non-commercial project that bundles working nagios with dependencies and some of the best addons for most major distros.
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    nagios is the easiest of the lot
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    Check out whatsup gold from ipswitch. You have to buy a license but its pretty cheap for what it does.
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    Depends on what you really want to accomplish with the monitoring software.

    The most important one is something that can ring your phone if the vps/server is down.

    If you just want to monitor some status of your services, then Munin is fine.
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    If you are doing your own monitoring have a look at Icinga. It's got a nice user interface and is basically a Nagios fork with nice UI.
    There are some videos on YouTube showing it off.

    I can recommend Pingdom too as an uptime monitoring service. They have a nice simple interface and check from multiple locations.

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    If you want something simple to use, easy to use, not very expensive.

    http://www.paessler.com/prtg/

    It's about $400 for 100 devices.

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    Just browsing icinga site.. Very interesting and nice software.. We'll have it a try soon...
    Thanks..

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    Nagios gets another recommendation from me, used with Cacti it's very useful indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    Hey there - looking for some software to monitor several servers / vps's that isn't too expensive. 1H.com is per server and that gets rather pricey anyone have other server monitoring software / tools that they use that's not a wallet drainer?

    Maybe hyperspin?
    If you want something cheap and easy to use I recommend: http://status2k.com/

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    Nagios is the best to do the job for if you wish to do remote monitoring of your servers .

    You can also try out Zenoss , however the functions seems to be complicated for which you will need to do some research and digging around.

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    Nagios all the way.

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    Another vote for icinga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny D View Post
    Another vote for icinga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sct4a View Post
    Check out whatsup gold from ipswitch. You have to buy a license but its pretty cheap for what it does.
    Are you joking? For 100 devices cost 2,102
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    I'm a huge fan of Zabbix. The price is a good selling point - free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    If you want something cheap and easy to use I recommend: http://status2k.com/
    I have a lifetime license for Status2K and use it. It lets you install and run on an unlimited number of servers and monitors all of them from a central server, or every server. It sends reports as well.
    I think it's $59 for the lifetime license right now. I bought mine 3 years ago for $19.

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