Network and Server Monitoring

I recently purchased a new siem, I just realized that it don't do any sort of network monitoring, for instance I have a product that will ping a server or router, etc every 5 minutes and email me if it goes down and it will also monitor cpu, storage and memory on servers. Does anyone know of any freeware products that will accomplish this?



Hi,

There are plenty of SNMP based options available. I recommend starting with something basic. Below are some options;

CA ca.com Propriety
Smarts www.smarts.com Propriety
EM7 www.sciencelogic.com Propriety
SolarWinds Orion www.solarwinds.com Propriety
WhatsupGold www.whatsupgold.com Propriety
Observer www.netinst.com Propriety
Cola Soft Capsa www.colasoft.com Propriety
Adventnet OP Manager www.adventnet.com Propriety
Nexus NMS www.nexusmgmt.com Propriety
Overseer www.overseer-network-monitor.com Propriety
StableNet Suite www.infosim.net Propriety
NetXplorer www.allot.com Propriety
IT Monitor Enterprise www.osisoft.com Propriety
Automated Infrastructure Technology www.handsfreenetworks.com Propriety
loriotpro SNMP Manager www.loriotpro.com Propriety
zenithinfotec www.zenithinfotech.com Propriety
SNMPc www.castlerock.com Propriety
InterMapper dartware.com Propriety
NetMRI www.netcordia.com Propriety
Netvoyant www.netqos.com Propriety
ServerAlive www.woodstone.nu Propriety
AdRem NetCrunch 5.1 www.adremsoft.com Propriety
NetXMS www.netxms.org Propriety
CommView www.tamos.com Propriety
AirMagnet www.airmagnet.com Propriety
MonitorMagic www.tools4ever.com Propriety

Ntop www.ntop.org LAMP based NMS
Munin munin-monitoring.org LAMP based NMS
Bandwidthd bandwidthd.sourceforge.net LAMP based NMS
ZenOSS www.zenoss.com LAMP based NMS
Nagios www.nagios.org LAMP based NMS
JFFNMS www.jffnms.org LAMP based NMS
OpenNMS www.opennms.org LAMP based NMS
Zabbix www.zabbix.com LAMP based NMS
Hyperic HQ www.hyperic.com LAMP based NMS
Etherape etherape.sourceforge.net LAMP based NMS
GroundWork www.groundworkopensource.com LAMP based NMS
NAV metanav.uninett.no LAMP based NMS
Netdisco netdisco.org LAMP based NMS
MRTG oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg RRDTool
Cacti www.cacti.net RRDTool


Start with something basic as NTOP or cacti



There's quite a few of these monitoring tools out there, it's just what you feel comfortable using, can it be Open Source and using Linux or does it need to be something running on Windows only?

What do you want to monitor, the things you mention are already monitored you say, or are these you want to monitor?

Thanks for clarifying.

I'll give some freeware/Open-Source monitoring tools to start with:
http://www.observium.org
http://www.spiceworks.com/free-network-monitoring-management-software/



PRTG has some good functionality. It is free for up to a certain number of monitors. The paid version up to 100 monitors is only like $500 I think.



I'm looking for something that can tell me if something that is pingable is down. Also something that will alert if say a processor is spiked for more than a few minutes or memory is pegged etc.



PRTG does this. So does Spiceworks I believe.



I have never tried PRTG, I'll have to take a look, Spiceworks is pretty terrible

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