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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. You will see a variety of server applications here so that you might find the tool (or tools) for your needs. 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. 2. When you have a cluster of machines, it’s difficult to see how the whole cluster is doing all at once. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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