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I need a server monitoring tool that does the following - Notifications when services or sites go down - SLA Reports - Inventory Managment - Centralized Logs - Monitor local and remote servers

I have looked into using Groundwork Opensource, Splunk, Spiceworks which seperatly seem to do some of these tasks, but I would prefer not to have so many tools, anybody know any one tools that can do this all?

BTW My servers are not in a domain environment so tools that require that will not work for me.

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Check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_network_monitoring_systems Which does a comparison of quite a few pieces of software

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Zabbix is the one we use that does all those things, I believe that Nagios would also do them (with a few plugins). It runs on Linux, but we have a 95% Windows environment, but that's no problem. We just installed it on a small Linux VM and it has Windows agents.

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Groundwork Opensource is bascially Nagios with a bunch of plugins, but it doesnt seem to do Inventory Managment or Log managment without expensive plugins –  cpgascho Feb 2 '11 at 19:42
    
@cpg - Zabbix may still be worth researching. I'm not 100% sure about its log management, but it does do inventory management and can even map your network out if you put in a bit of work. –  Mark Henderson Feb 2 '11 at 19:57
    
Do you have any comments on Zabbix inventory managment? It seems it will not automatically create the inventory list you have to manually populate the fields? –  cpgascho Feb 2 '11 at 19:57
    
@cpg - there is an auto-detect function, but I've never used it. –  Mark Henderson Feb 2 '11 at 20:33
    
Correct me if i'm wrong but is the auto-detect function only used for finding machines to monitor not populating inventory charts? –  cpgascho Feb 2 '11 at 21:55
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Thank you for your input Mark, I have decided to go with OpenAudit for the inventory management and GWOS for the server monitoring with the ArcSight Logger 5.0 plugin for Log monitoring

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Nagios seems to be the option that many people prefer, but Hyperic HQ, Groundwork, and Zenoss are other options. This article breaks down the differences pretty well. http://www.futurehosting.com/open-source-server-monitoring-what-are-your-options/

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