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10 Free Server & Network Monitoring Tools that Kick Ass

10 Free Server & Network Monitoring Tools that Kick Ass
By Ben Dowling When you have a website or a network, it’s helpful to be aware of any issues as soon as they occur. There are open source and freeware server/network monitoring tools that will supervise your infrastructure for any issues that may arise. These tools are meant to aid you in avoiding being taken offline and evaluating if your resource needs has outgrown your infrastructure. In this article, we review our top 10 server/network monitoring tools. 1. Monit not only monitors your server, but also attempts to remedy problems by taking predefined actions for certain situations. If you have more than one server that you need to monitor, then you can use M/Monit– an extended version of Monit that provides a simple way to monitor multiple machines. There’s also an iPhone app available for M/Monit to help you conveniently check on your network without lugging around a laptop around. 2. When you have a cluster of machines, it’s difficult to see how the whole cluster is doing all at once.

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PowerShell Robocopy script with e-mail notification » Michel Stevelmans I wrote this PowerShell script to synchronize two folders with robocopy (each located on another physical hard disk) so I have a backup in case one hard disk fails. The script will send the robocopy output log file as an attachment to the specified e-mail address. # PowerShell Robocopy script with e-mail notification # Created by Michel Stevelmans - # Change these values $SourceFolder = "C:\SourceFolder" $DestinationFolder = "C:\DestinationFolder" $Logfile = "C:\Robocopy.log" $EmailFrom = "michel.stevelmans@domain.com" $EmailTo = "michel.stevelmans@domain.com" $EmailBody = "Robocopy completed successfully. If you want to use gmail, you have to use a different approach because gmail requires authentication, a different port and SSL. The script below will allow you to let PowerShell use gmail to send the e-mail notification.

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