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6 More of the Best Free Linux Monitoring Tools

Nov 27, 2010, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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."

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