Network alerts for critical conditions

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DNS server
DOS Attack
Network Connection Problem
Network management
Windows Server 2008
How can I create an alert on my network to email or SMS me on critical conditions such as down gateways, DNS servers, DOS attacks and the such? Is this available to Windows 2008 Server? What options will I have and is there a walk-through or something about it online?

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There are many monitoring tools available. Some of them are open source, and some of them have free versions with great monitoring capabilities.

We are currently testing some of these tools, but have not made a choice yet.

These are the options we are currently considering:

All of these tools can monitor different operating systems, and have different alerting capabilities.

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  • Karl Gechlik
    I would love to hear what you decided on and why.
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  • carlosdl
    I will post my comments when the testing ends. Unfortunately, we haven't had much time for this task.
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  • ITKE
    [...] 4. Thanks to Carlosdl for providing some great suggestions for programs to use to receive network alerts for critical conditions. [...]
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  • carlosdl
    Hi Karl. We opted for Zenoss. I posted my comments and a summarized comparison here: Free infrastructure/network monitoring software for SMB
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