6 More of the Best Free Linux Monitoring Tools
Computer monitoring software enables systems and
applications of all kinds to be watched autonomously, so that the state
of a system is continuously known. If the hardware, software, or the
operating system is not functioning properly, the system administrator
needs to be alerted at the earliest opportunity to ensure fast
problem resolution. Using monitoring software, technical staff can
often take remedial action at the first sign of a problem, before
business processes, end-users, or customers are even aware that there
is an issue.
There are a number of different elements that need to be
monitored in an organisation's mission-critical IT infrastructure.
These include network
protocols, applications, services including remote services, daemons,
servers, and the network infrastructure itself. A monitoring tool
needs to have a large feature set if it is to be a one stop solution.
It is common for monitoring solutions to be released in open
source and proprietary versions, with the open source version typically
offering basic IT monitoring capabilities, and the paid-for software
adding additional functionality.
The feature 9
of the Best Free Linux System Monitoring Tools, written in
July 2009, highlighted our personal picks in open source monitoring
software at that time. However, there has been significant developments
since that article was published. We have witnessed other applications
which have stepped up to the mark, offering high quality solutions for
monitoring services, services and network hardware. The purpose of this
article is therefore to identify these applications omitted from the
original article, all of which are also definitely worth evaluating.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available
for Linux, we have compiled a list of 6 more of the best free
monitoring tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
here for anyone who needs to monitor servers, devices,
and ensure that a computing system maintains high performance. We give
our highest recommendation to Zabbix.
Now, let's explore the 6 monitoring tools. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Enterprise-Class Distributed Monitoring solution
server and network management platform
monitoring, server monitoring, and IT management software
distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing system
network graphing solution
monitoring tool for servers and embedded devices
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Last Updated Sunday, July 03 2011 @ 10:04 AM EDT