Suggestions for PC Health Monitor Software

May 25, 2011 at 06:54:30
Specs: Any Win, XEON/1GB
I'm doing some searches, but I'm open to suggestions for a basic standalone health monitor program. Preferably free, of course, or minimal cost.
In short, what I'd like it to do is sit on a Windows computer at a remote location and send out an email alert at minimum if a device on the network falls off (like if it doesn't respond to a ping). Bonus would be if disk space falls low, CPU or memory get overtaxed or a service stops. I don't need a central server to receive the alerts or do fancy reports, just getting simple email alerts would be fine. Thanks.

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May 25, 2011 at 08:22:13
I have an OpenBSD box sitting in my office that runs multiple scripts to monitor for loss of connectivity of some network appliances. If a loss of connectivity happens, it emails me. If I wanted to, I could have the same script text me on my cell phone.

It can't, and doesn't, monitor for CPU usage or diskspace though, just connectivity.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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May 25, 2011 at 11:44:44
Thanks, Curt. So far I've found PA Server Monitor Free, and Ping Alert and Port Alert, but I'm open to any other suggestions. I don't want to setup a separate box, though. This will be running on client IP surveillance video management systems. Just need something simple to at least let me know if a camera or storage array goes offline.

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June 21, 2011 at 12:55:18
Well, PA Server free is pretty nice for a free package, but it doesn't let you do uptime monitoring on local devices without what I think are kinda hefty per device fees. Ping and Port Alert do not run as services, so that won't help.

So the search continues.....

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