Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

BDFL - Memuneh
64979 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

# 49426 19-Nov-2009 09:03
Send private message

I've used AppManager before but it requires a server on its own, running in my premisses for constant monitoring. Also their database was corrupted every few months.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good hosted application that will monitor servers - uptime, memory, network traffic, CPU, SQL database utilisation, etc?

Create new topic
94 posts

Master Geek

  # 274414 19-Nov-2009 09:23
Send private message

We use Level Platforms for looking after monitoring and some management of customers servers. You need to install an "Onsite Manager" service onto an existing or additional PC/Server onsite and this communicates back to a "Service Centre" at our premises.

It's an excellent service we used at Gen-i when I worked there. However I'm somewhere new now and we've also just bought into the service.

Worth a look at


635 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 274436 19-Nov-2009 11:09
Send private message

We use OpManager 6.9 from to monitor servers/switches and services via snmp.

Version 6.9 will allow you to monitor 20 devices without paying for anything aside from Windows XP, or server license if you haven't any spare. You need to get onto the Manageengine ftp site to download 6.9. Otherwise version 7 and 8 only allow you to manage 10 devices.

We have ours monitoring 20 devices in a VM with only 256mb ram, and a single core 1Ghz processor limit in Windows XP.

This was also recommended by Gen-I to us.


Home Server: AMD Threadripper 1950X, 64GB, 56TB HDD, Define R6 Case, 10GbE, ESXi 6.7, UNRAID, NextPVR, Emby Server, Plex Server.
Lounge Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18 with Titan MOD, Emby.
Main PC: Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB RAM, RX 570, 2 x 24"


3201 posts

Uber Geek


  # 274439 19-Nov-2009 11:21
Send private message

We are using the Cloud option of Naverisk to monitor our clients.
They also have the option of having your own server doing the hosting/monitoring.

927 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 274463 19-Nov-2009 12:43
Send private message

freitasm: I've used AppManager before but it requires a server on its own, running in my premisses for constant monitoring. Also their database was corrupted every few months.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good hosted application that will monitor servers - uptime, memory, network traffic, CPU, SQL database utilisation, etc?

I've just rolled out GFI Max to all of my customer's sites. It's all hosted for you so no need to install/maintain your own server and does monitoring of servers, workstations, and other networking devices. It also does software/hardware asset management and remote support.

I think you can sign up for a free trial straight from the website, or you can order through Soft Solutions.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 276443 26-Nov-2009 10:33
Send private message


Naverisk is kiwi made web based IT Management (MSP) software, available as either a "Cloud" (hosted) option or as a local installation (you choose the best fit).

V2.1 is just being released and this includes scripting and application deployment as well as solid remote control and granular monitoring capabilities (Event logs. AV, Security patches, CPU/Disk/RAM, app ports, etc)

Very cost effective from $1.50 per device (including servers), per month.


8035 posts

Uber Geek


  # 276504 26-Nov-2009 13:46
Send private message

Pingdom for external monitoring (uptime and response time)

Spiceworks for internal monitoring of cpu, disk, network etc

1094 posts

Uber Geek

  # 276591 26-Nov-2009 16:23
Send private message

We are trialing Kaseya ( at the moment, although it is not a cloud hosted service it is still a very powerful tool for IT business monitoring!



329 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 276627 26-Nov-2009 19:36
Send private message

We use for monitoring our internet servers.

The thing I like is:
- They monitor from multiple locations around the global (essential if you're running a global operation)
- They have alerting groups (depending on the issue, I can choose who gets alerted)
- They offer SMS + email alerts
- They have both internal + external monitors
- You can create various report types (you can create your own "dashboard")
- Reports can be setup as Google widgets (so you can have them on your Google home page)
- You can make some reports/graphs publicly accessible (great for people outside of the engineering team eg our global support staff)

They are relatively cost effective (USD$39.95 per month).

They also offer a free service (which I tried first), but quickly went to the paid service once they had proven to me that they were reliable.

Nigel H.

15 posts


  # 278058 30-Nov-2009 21:30
Send private message

I use PRTG Network Monitor to look after my network & selected functions for servers.  Free for 10 sensors, or 20 if you throw a 'monitored by...' logo up.  I'm looking at some 600 devices with this.

The product's got a fairly good pedigree, the developers and support guys are really responsive, and it's damned easy to set up.

And it's fairly inexpensive - I think we paid around $1000 NZ for unlimited sensors, plus about $300 per year maintenance.  Dirt cheap compared with SCOM :)

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01

NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00

New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33

IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07

Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42

MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40

NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.