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currently i've got 5 servers (3 with windows server and 2 with linux). I am looking for a tool to monitor all the 5 servers from a windows machine (not the linux one, as i'd be using Nagios). I mean, i want to monitor all the 5 servers from one of the 3 Windows Machines, and i wonder if there exists any software for doing that. Thanks a lot!

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'not the linux one, as i'd be using Nagios' confuses me... also do you really need to run the server part on windows? with web fronted you can access it from whatever... –  Unreason Oct 22 '10 at 15:07
    
What's wrong with running Nagios on one of your servers? if you can't access it from windows at all then it's obviously down yes? –  Matt Nov 13 '10 at 12:03

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You could try spiceworks.

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Nagios also offers a windows client. Are you just not interested in using it for both Linux and Windows?

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Nagios can monitor Windows machines, but the main system only runs on Linux. –  FrankJK Oct 22 '10 at 14:48
    
it runs on any Unix variant, you just need a C compiler if installing from source (see nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/about.html#requirements) –  natxo asenjo Oct 22 '10 at 15:35

I suggest you to go with Nagios as it is the best Monitoring system till now I have heard. you can monitor both Linux and Windows server

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There are quite a few packages out there that do this. We're using Intermapper from Dartware, which runs on Windows. It's a non-free package, but it is plenty sophisticated for what we're doing. Like Nagios you can create custom probes using any scripting language Windows supports (we're using Perl, but we could just as easily do PowerShell), and even compiled utilities if you'd rather go that route.

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I like argent guardian (not free). You might take a look at polymon (free and which claims SNMP support- I've never used the SNMP portion) I know you can add the /n software (also not free but well worth the price for what you get) get-snmp cmdlet and get the data that way so perhaps a combination of /n software and polymon.

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You may want to look at a SAAS solution that allows you to access your data from any browser. Sources of info from Linux and Windows. Check out AppFirst and Scout.

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What about a SaaS solution like AlertSite or AlertFox? Some of them have also free options, e. g. http://www.alertfox.com/free-website-monitoring/

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