Monitoring software for hardware usage

Monitoring software
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Storage management
Need to determine the best real-time monitoring software for hardware. Would like non-vendor specfic information on usage and suggestions for data placement in Raids and NAS type of storage,along with SOX. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on

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Hardware and performance monitoring news, help and research …Data center hardware performance monitoring tools, tutorials, and how to advice… lots of info here.

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When it comes to monitoring a network, most of the emphasis traditionally seems to be placed on the servers. Although it is important to keep tabs on your servers’ performance, it is also important to monitor hardware devices such as switches and routers. After all, these devices make up the backbone of your network. You need to be able to tell not only that these types of devices are functional, but also that they are not being saturated by excessive traffic.

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  • Xjlittle
    I like Nagios. It is capable of monitoring hardware and services. -j
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I have several clients that use Nagios and love it for these types of needs.
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  • Brijesh
    May be have a try with HWinfo or MSI Afterburner which may help.
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