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    mobile phone

    Does anybody use a mobile phone to monitor their servers?

    What monitoring software do you use?
    What phone do you use?
    Any other advice?

    I am very new to mobile phone. I only have a land line.

    Thanks.

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    We and all my friends are using their own custom solutions. Everything depends on you needs.

    BTW, Seems that you're the last man in the world without a mobile phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by beow View Post
    We and all my friends are using their own custom solutions. Everything depends on you needs.

    BTW, Seems that you're the last man in the world without a mobile phone
    I never caught on to mobile phones until now. But now it seems like a good idea to know when something goes wrong.

    One that I found is Nagios:

    http://www.nagios.org/products/notification/aql/

    But I hear Blackberry is popular because it is 'always on'. Has anyone heard of server monitoring with such a device?

    Thanks.

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    Blackberry has had a couple of major outages lately:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=3052158

    Anyway, whenever one of our servers has trouble - Nagios sends an alert to my admin, myself, our server monitoring guy and 2 of our techs via email to cell phone.

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    I use SiteUptime to do the monitoring, and when something goes down, it just sends the alert to an offsite e-mail address which forwards it to my Blackberry. This can be done with just about any type of phone as well.
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    HTC Touch with Windows Mobile 6.

    I can access any of my control panels and I loaded putty on it. Great little tool when you are on the run.

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    Is the Touch OK? I have the BB 8830 but I'm looking at upgrading to the Touch.
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    I have the cheapest Blackberry money can buy. No, it did not go out when the outages hit (does that classify it as a "dumb phone?"). All server notices are sent to my email which ends up at my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VN-Ken View Post
    Is the Touch OK? I have the BB 8830 but I'm looking at upgrading to the Touch.
    I'd rather have the 8830 then the Touch or actually anything Windows mobile bound (I have a BB and a HTC TyTN and the BB is always on me and I'm dreading having the HTC). The reason is, at least in my area, the service sucks and mail takes forever to download, if it does at all as it'll make it's mind up that it doesn't want to talk to the server right now.

    Even with the major outages for RIM, which is like 2 in a year, it's still solid in my mind. I also use exchange with BES to get near instant mail. Coupled that with Webmessgner Message alerts, I get alerted when someone more then just mail comes in.
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    I'm using my LG enV to remotely monitor and manage my servers. With a bit o' cell phone hacking I've managed to turn my LG enV into a wireless EVDO modem that provides high speed internet access for my laptop via bluetooth wherever there is cell server.

    Works brilliantly
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    I have had no issues with my Touch. I did by a larger onscreen keyboard for $9.99 but it is flawless.

    I also use it as a wireless modem for laptop as well.

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    emoze push mail on my Nokia E61i works great.
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