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6 Best Server Monitoring Software and Management Tools

With a proper server monitoring software, you can get away from plenty of physical and mental work overload, plus you do not need to remember some of the critical applications. The server management software is required for enhancing your server’s uptime plus securing and facilitating the stability of applications it is running.

Any physical server needs the necessary space and power. They need proper cooling for stable functionality. However, with virtualization and cloud servers many companies now don’t pick physical servers. Due to Virtualization, the cost of servers have reduced plus the time, energy, investments and cooling costs have also reduced.

In this article, we have covered a review of all the modern and the best server monitoring softwaretools and products

Nagios

Nagios

A network monitoring software that is hugely popular. Its doesn’t come to me as a surprise as it is the best monitoring tool right now. With Nagios, you have a web interface to check anything from the health of server to anything that requires help. Reporting, Alerts, and notification are also another features of web interface that Nagios has.

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Ganglia

Ganglia

Ganglia is excellent tool that let you see the cluster if your setup is server cluster than Ganglia is a pretty nice tool. However, don’t use it on a single machine setup as it can degrade your server performance. It has the Open Source, GNU license and it has a stable version attached. You can visit Nagios website and learn more about Nagios at Wikipedia.

Hyperic HQ

Hyperic HQ

It is another attractive and highly scalable system monitoring and management software available in open source. Hyperic HQ has multi-platform support, and it manages any OS, the server (app, the web, and database), etc.

It is powerful and have high-grade monitoring purposes. With an easy to navigate reportings, graphs and alerts is another plus point of this server management tool. The only one thing that is falling short for Hyper HQ is auto corrective functions. The automation is not possible and manual effort is a must.

Zabbix

Zabbix

With an easy to use web-interface Zabbix is another popular server monitoring tool that is simple to configure via front-end. Nagios is mainly for monitoring, but Zabbix can be used for functionality. Users are allowed to monitor the performance and availability over the web-interface. Adding to that Zabbix automates the process of several steps that are typical in nature.

Its again an Open Source tool that is maintained brilliantly with Web-GUI. You have the option to become one of the community members of and per guidelines you should read the book first.

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Observium

Observium

A fantastic networking monitoring tool that is specially made for Linux, Cisco and BSD networks. It has an autodiscovery feature that enables it to find the network itself, just like a Wi-Fi software does. Graphs from Observium are pretty detailed, and you can also set it up with Nagios running in parallel. Another good thing about Observium is its smooth integration with more monitoring tools (like Collectd) which give you a robust interface.

Argus

Argus

With a support of IPv4 and IPv6, this server monitoring service can escalate alerts with an appropriate procedure and sends an email to the next person if the server admin is at sleep or rest. Isn’t it tacky, really a great feature?

Do you have encounters with any of the means above? Do you practice something else? Join our debate in the comments and tell us about your favorite top and the best server monitoring software, tools and services.

1 Comment
  1. Good choices, however If you want to add other tools, you can check this post out blog.pandorafms.org/network-monitoring-tools/
    Hope it helps!

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