Network Monitoring Tools

Top 5 Best System Monitoring Tools

by Ramesh Natarajan on September 2, 2009

As part of the contest we conducted recently, we got 130 comments from the geeky readers who choose their favorite system monitoring tools.

Based on this data, the top spot goes to..  drum roll please..

Nagios

If you are new to any of the top 5 tools mentioned here, please read the rest of the article to understand more about them.

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Nagios Contact and Group ManagementNagios is one of the best open source server and network monitoring solutions available.  Using the flexible nagios framework, you can monitor pretty much anything (including database and custom application). This article, using 4 simple steps, explains how to setup contact definitions who will get notification when a host or service has any issues.
 
Earlier we also discussed about how to setup Nagios and monitor Windows server, monitor Linux Server, monitor VPN sessions and monitor network switch.
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