Popular good program to monitor cpu usage, memory, etc
Is there a good popular porogram which can monitor CPU usage and memory and monitor your server to make sure eveything is running correctly and it produces graphs for you so you can see whats using a lot of CPU and stuff.
It is quite powerful a monitoring tool with a cool interface and variable functionality and you can be sure of getting updated on every trouble that is to happen with the monitored items. It even lets you blacklist IP's configure sms or PM alerts at a snap.
I would highly recommend nagios for this use. I have been installing and using this softwares for monitoring more than 200 servers for various clients for the last two years. This is the most powerful monitoring software. The main and important plus point is that it wont increase the server load. Nagios can be used to check your cpu load, check all the services httpd,mysql,named everything. Also it can be used to check your swap usage disk usage no of processes in the server, who all are logged in. Ahh lot of things are there. One more thing its is very simple to manage once it is installed.
Windows' own Perfmon does this very well. You can save the output to CSV files and then graph it with MRTG. Google for MRTG Windows and Perfmon. It's simple to set up, you will need Perl on the server (ActivePerl is fine).
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