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Top Server Monitoring Tools

What Is Server Monitoring?

Server monitoring software is used to observe a server’s system performance and reliability. Server monitoring tools observe the availability, performance, security, operations, etc. of an individual server or distribution of servers. Server monitoring tools enable your company to reduce the risk of downtime that could negatively impact revenue, the customer experience, and overall company reputation. By continuously monitoring server systems, you are able to instantly detect anomalies and disruptions in service. This quick detection leads to quicker response times and a faster path to remediation, thus preserving the customer experience and positively impacting the bottom line.

PagerDuty makes it easy to keep track of server alerts by configuring your monitoring tools to pass all alert data to PagerDuty so you can access and view all your alerts in one place.

Here are some of the top server monitoring tools (in no particular order) that integrate with PagerDuty:

Datadog 

Datadog is a monitoring service used to analyze your performance data. Datadog allows you to monitor your server in real time and optimize your performance with data taken from host metrics. Datadog will give you correlated metrics, traces, and logs, which gives you the ability to view and log events on a single page. When you integrate Datadog with PagerDuty you heighten and enhance alerts as well detailed event data.

Icinga 2

Icinga is an open-source monitoring tool that gives you detailed information about your current infrastructure and applications. Icinga 2 is a monitoring service and an offshoot of Icinga that requires Web 2 to run as well as Icinga. Incinga 2 ues both direct and SNMP monitoring.

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor is a fully-automated, cloud-based monitoring platform that allows you to see all your notifications in one place. LogicMonitor connects with on premises, cloud-based, and international servers to monitor all happenings instantaneously. LogicMonitor will notify you on everything from your CPU to RAID controllers and other hardware. By integrating PagerDuty with LogicMonitor you can increase productivity and reduce downtime.

Nagios XI

Nagios XI expands upon the capabilities of the Nagios Core software to provide you with detailed host and service monitoring for your critical IT systems. Nagios XI monitors all your applications and infrastructure components. This software also helps you to plan for new upgrades to your infrastructure. Nagios XI and Nagios can be integrated with PagerDuty to maximize efficiency through alerts from Nagios Core.

New Relic

New Relic monitors a website’s performance and user experience. New Relic creates content for the Development and Ops teams by monitoring servers, cloud services and host health. All in real time. Using PagerDuty, you can send richly formatted event data from New Relic. 

Microsoft: SCOM

Microsoft SCOM is a central component of the Microsoft System Center suite. It is used to monitor the state, health, and performance of everything from servers to individual applications in Microsoft Windows environments. SCOM can trigger incidents in PagerDuty to alert the appropriate responder..

ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic allows you to see, contextualize, and act on the data you receive. For any technology, ScienceLogic is able to customize and optimize all of your key applications. Using ScienceLogic, you can view key events and performance metrics on a custom dashboard, use virtualization monitoring, configure hardware monitoring, and more. Enhance your incident response time by integrating PagerDuty with ScienceLogic.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM)

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) provides network, performance, availability and server monitoring for multi-vendor networks. SAM features application monitoring, server capacity planning, custom app monitoring, application dependency mapping, and azure monitoring. Integration with PagerDuty will allow SAM to send an event to any PagerDuty service. 

WhatsUp Gold

WhatsUp Gold provides a unified view of your environment and vendors so you can see everything on your network. Take action using to improve and monitor using WhatsUp Gold’s actionable, unified dashboard. Integrate with PagerDuty to receive WhatsUp Gold alerts to improve efficiency and performance.

Zabbix

Zabbix is an open source enterprise-class network management system designed to monitor the status of network services, servers and other hardware. Using Zabbix, you can monitor server performance, server availability, and configure how you manage your network. Using Zabbix with PagerDuty provides on-call scheduling, alerts, and incidents tracking. 

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