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  • New to monitoring servers.

    Hello,

    I was wondering of there is any software that sends me a notification via email when a certain threshold is reached, for instance when the space in the hard disk is less than 10% or when the ram has been used above 80% for more than 30 minutes, or the alike.

    Is that what SCCM or MOM do ?.

    Does Nagios do this?.

    I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE I SHOULD BE installing in my Active directory lab (learning lab).

    Thanks in advance.
    -
    Madrid (Spain).

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    Re: New to monitoring servers.

    The relevant Microsoft product is SCOM (replacement for MOM) which will generate alerts (and actions) based on suitable criteria - it will integrate with SCCM and the other System Center products

    You can even create "systems" made of multiple components and see the state of the whole system at a glance

    More info (possibly too much): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/l.../hh205987.aspx
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: New to monitoring servers.

      Thanks a lot Ossian!! .

      You mean to say that SCCM integrates SCOM ? (My English sometimes is not that good).

      I will look into SCOM right away.


      Thanks again !
      Last edited by loureed4; 27th November 2014, 09:46.
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      Madrid (Spain).

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      • #4
        Re: New to monitoring servers.

        All the System Center components integrate one way or another, so e.g. an alert in SCOM can generate a change request in SCSM and then trigger a package advertisement in SCCM (preceeded by a backup in SCDPM)

        They need to be considered as a whole as well as separate units

        Also they are resource intensive - IIRC each component is looking for a VM with 8-16Gb RAM and several cores (but in a test/dev environment, they can get away with a lot less)
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: New to monitoring servers.

          Thanks!.

          A bit overwhelming for a newcomer like me :

          SCSM , SCCM , SCDPM ...

          I haven't still begun not even with SCOM.

          Thanks a lot !!
          -
          Madrid (Spain).

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          • #6
            Re: New to monitoring servers.

            Sorry, should have not gone into TLA mode...
            System Center Operations Manager (monitors environment)
            System Center Configuration Manager (deploys packages, operating systems, updates....)
            System Center Service Manager (helpdesk)
            System Center Data Proection Manager (backups)

            There is also:
            System Center Virtual Machine Manager
            System Center Orchestrator (workflows and control all of above)
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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            Scotland

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            • #7
              Re: New to monitoring servers.

              Wow, that was great !!

              I knew DPM but did not know it was SCDPM, haven't used it but I knew of it.

              Are all those used in medium sized companies?

              SO GRATEFUL TO YOU !!
              -
              Madrid (Spain).

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              • #8
                Re: New to monitoring servers.

                I suppose it depends how you define "medium sized" but in general it is the larger end of the market (500+ clients) where they become worthwhile. I have worked on SC projects where there are up to 20000 users but it goes much larger
                Tom Jones
                MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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                Ossian Ltd
                Scotland

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                • #9
                  Re: New to monitoring servers.

                  I see, really interesting , and so generous of you, to share your knowledge.

                  THANKS A LOT!
                  -
                  Madrid (Spain).

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                  • #10
                    Re: New to monitoring servers.

                    Luis, have a look at the specs for SCCM. I was looking at a CBT for SCCM and nearly crapped myself when it started with the Server specs. Keep it in mind to view it in context as the first specs were to support 100,000 users. Very useful program though but can be dangerous if used without care. I think it was some University in the USA that deployed an image using SCCM. The deployment process wasn't properly configured and about 80,000 workstations AND Servers were reimaged before the error was discovered. Can't remember if the SCCM Server was one of the victims.
                    1 1 was a racehorse.
                    2 2 was 1 2.
                    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                    2 2 1 1 2

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                    • #11
                      Re: New to monitoring servers.

                      Pardon me Biggles but what "specs" and "cbt" mean?. Sorry, my English is not that good !!
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                      Madrid (Spain).

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                      • #12
                        Re: New to monitoring servers.

                        Specs = Specifications (hardware, software...)
                        CBT = Computer Based Training (videos and online learning)
                        Tom Jones
                        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                        IT Trainer / Consultant
                        Ossian Ltd
                        Scotland

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                        • #13
                          Re: New to monitoring servers.

                          Sorry Luis, should have posted the full terms.
                          1 1 was a racehorse.
                          2 2 was 1 2.
                          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                          2 2 1 1 2

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                          • #14
                            Re: New to monitoring servers.

                            Thanks Ossian and Biggles77 , I am learning a lot here !!
                            -
                            Madrid (Spain).

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                            • #15
                              Thresh mini per target is the minimum acceptable value for the input parameter. Program in the threshold will be run and the email will be sent to the thresh mail address if the parameter will falls below this value.

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