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Topic # 49426 19-Nov-2009 09:03
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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?

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  Reply # 274414 19-Nov-2009 09:23
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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


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  Reply # 274436 19-Nov-2009 11:09
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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.


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  Reply # 274439 19-Nov-2009 11:21
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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.

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  Reply # 274463 19-Nov-2009 12:43
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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.

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  Reply # 276443 26-Nov-2009 10:33
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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.


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  Reply # 276504 26-Nov-2009 13:46
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Pingdom for external monitoring (uptime and response time)

Spiceworks for internal monitoring of cpu, disk, network etc

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  Reply # 276591 26-Nov-2009 16:23
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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!


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  Reply # 276627 26-Nov-2009 19:36
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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.

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  Reply # 278058 30-Nov-2009 21:30
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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 :)

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