The Windows Server Notebook

Apr 3 2012   7:59PM GMT

RevealCloud 3 improves server monitoring

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.

For the uninitiated, RevealCloud 3 supports any server (including Windows Server and Hyper-V), physical or virtual, on-premises or cloud and allows monitoring of server processes. CopperEgg’s website boasts that installation is simply a matter of copying-and-pasting into the command-line.

Real-time monitoring promises views of CPU and network usage, as well as memory and disk usage. RevealCloud also displays a health rating for an at-a-glance check of server performance.

Plus, admins don’t need to constantly have a dashboard running to monitor servers if they set up custom alerts. They can receive text message or email notifications if a certain threshold has been crossed.

CopperEgg’s pricing scheme for RevealCloud is best described as tiered. Users can install RevealCloud on two servers for free with no monthly cost. After that, it’s $11 a month per server up to 25.

Server Density also has a number of server monitoring tools similar to RevealCloud and also supports a similar pricing scheme. It, however, only supports one server for evaluation.

SolarWinds, which recently released a Hyper-V monitoring tool, has a (pricier up-front cost) alternative to this product, called Server Manager.

System Center Operations Manager also delivers on some cloud management options.

Have you tried out RevealCloud 3? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment on this post or on Twitter @WindowsTT.

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