I just want to monitor a small handful of servers (less than 10).
From reading various places it sounds like the top leading contenders (for open source at least) are:
From what I have read a lot of people tend to use munin and nagios together -- munin for history and graphs, and nagios for alerting.
On the other hand it sounds like Zabbix is a more complete solution and easier to configure than either of the other two. So I was thinking of going that route.
My thoughts right now are:
- What are the general disadvantages of Zabbix?
- Does Zabbix have a small footprint on boxes it is monitoring?
- Do I really need to setup an entire other server for it? I currently have a server that is under very light load -- can I dual purpose it?