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Are there any recommendation on free monitoring tool for windows? We don't need sophisticated tools. We just need to monitor the "health/status" and uptime of our database, load balancer and server.

Database - MySQL 5.1
Web Server - Tomcat Apache
Load balancer - Apache2.2

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I can´t remember any free software for windows right now, mut you may check on:

If you can setup a linux machine you have much more options

Just remembered some free tools from SolarWinds (for Windows)

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Open source Big Brother is called Xymon. – Bart Silverstrim Oct 26 '11 at 13:12
+1 for Nagios / Icinga. A dedicated monitoring box will prove its weight in gold. – Tim Brigham Oct 26 '11 at 13:39

for uptime use pingdom

For server health use serverdensity.

I dont recommend using local software. You need something that is handled for you outside of your network.

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