Server monitoring tools offer numerous options

Technologies for avoiding server failure have come a long way with numerous server management applications to choose from. In this tip we look at four of those options available, including pros, cons and approximate price. Networking consultants will find this information helpful when searching for possible solutions to their customers' server problems.

Technologies for avoiding server failure have come a long way in recent years with numerous server management applications to choose from. In this tip we look at four of those options available on the market today. Networking consultants will find this information helpful when searching for possible solutions to their customers' server problems.

Tools give you a heads-up to server problems

Unlike years ago, now you can take steps to avoid a server failure. For instance, you can configure your hardware to be fault tolerant. You also have various server management tools at your disposal that anticipate problems before they occur. These tools can either take action against the situation or send you an alert.

Some popular and effective server monitoring tools include:

Get more information on these server monitoring tools.

About the author
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer he has written for Microsoft, CNET, ZDNet, TechTarget, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at www.brienposey.com.


This was first published in March 2007

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