We have a very small environment, 20 or less servers across 4 geographically spread locations. All connected via a MPLS WAN with T1 speeds. I want to monitor/alert on the following items:
- Up/Down status on servers(including individual services would be a huge bonus)
- Windows Event log errors
- Disk space utilization – trends
- Non server hardware alive status(routers, switches etc…)
- Custom alerts(ping, batch file etc..)
I can't invest much right now, so freeware is the best. The solution needs to be a standalone app that is not hosted by a 3rd party.
We are currently playing with spiceworks. Seems to be a lot of advertising going on and I don't feel comfortable my info isn't being sent offsite.