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Best monitoring tool

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by Smakked, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Smakked

    Smakked Member

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    Hey Guys

    Looking for a good monitoring tool to monitor all our systems, Physical Machines VMs (vMware), all our network gear Fibre channel gear and UPS.

    Been messing with Zenoss seems ok but is a little fiddley to configure.


    Something easy to roll out and configure, and opensource

    Whats everyone using these days ? Nagios? Cacti ?
     
  2. power

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    "all our systems"

    bit too broad there, specifics?
     
  3. PabloEscobar

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  4. Daemon

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    My recommendation remains the same as per the previous thread.
     
  5. h-90

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    Whats going to monitor the monitor?
     
  6. andrewbt

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    a fitbit? :p
     
  7. Daemon

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    It's funny you should say that, we've recently switched over to Panopta (www.panopta.com) for this. Unlike Pingdom, Panopta have a POP in Sydney and Melbourne.

    We now have a few thousand checks running across three different platforms and from multiple countries... and I'm still looking at more :)
     
  8. cbb1935

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    I've got:
    MXTOOLBOX - monitoring SMTP Server outages from a mail server perspective.
    PINGDOM - monitoring SMTP Server from a "complete outage" perspective.
    ECHO Ping Monitor - internal monitoring of VPN connection.

    MXT and PINGDOM are okay, but there notifications are a little hit and miss I'm finding. Started out great though.
     
  9. mr626

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    Nagios user here. Does what we want. Not the easiest to configure but once you get your head around how it works it isn't too bad.

    We only use a fraction of its functionality at present, planning to utilise it further in future (such as writing some plugins to better monitor some of our more specialised networked devices).
     
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  11. bsbozzy

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    what more do you need other than ping? It tests the entire IP stack, right?? ;)

    free - nagios
    paid - prtg (needs windows host, can monitor *nix)

    want a nice gui? prtg.
     
  12. silenthunter

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    We just moved from OpsView/Nagios to Zabbix. A lot more flexible, although a lot of up front configuration to do. We monitor 4500± VMs as well as all the underlying compute, storage and network resources.
     

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