Open Source / Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware / Application Monitoring
Ray.Sanders at VillageVoiceMedia.com
Wed Jul 22 19:10:22 UTC 2009
It's neither open source, nor free, but I moved from Nagios/Groundwork
to Solarwinds ipMonitor 9.
Solarwinds recently cut the price down to under $1000 for unlimited
monitors. Up until about a year ago, the unlimited license ran about
So for a large nationwide environment like ours, our ROI was pretty
decent, but if you are only watching a dozen or two systems with maybe
ten monitors each, Nagios would be the best bet.
On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 13:40 -0500, Jack Bates wrote:
> Matthew Huff wrote:
> > Some of our requirements:
> > . Native agents for Windows 2003/2008, Linux, Linux x86_64, Solaris Sparc and Solaris x86_64. Either binaries or source code.
> > . Ability to send alerts via email, pager and/or snmp
> > . Monitoring of OS properties like memory, disk, cpu, etc...
> > . Ability to extend agents with scripting to allow monitoring of custom services
> > . Plug-in architecture for third-party add-ons
> > . Reliable Architecture
> > . Reasonable user interface
> > . Non-blocking polling
> > . Active Project (New Releases on regular basis and have existed for a reasonable period)
> You probably have the list of the most commonly used. Each has good and
> bad points. A few of them I believe are limited on using agents and
> supporting external scripts. Several are considered Nagios on steroids,
> using a Nagios core wrappered in a bunch of other OSS. Several, like
> Zenoss are particular about the primarily monitoring system (though
> agents might run on any OS).
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