Nagios is a very powerful open source tool for monitoring networks and infrastructures. The number of plugins available on Nagios Exchange and extensions make this tool essential to not just to be reactive but to create workflows and escalations if needed in a matter of minutes.
The installation and configuration of this tool under a major linux distributions is not difficult.
The default tool for monitoring a Windows network are SCCM/SCOM and OMS, but if your environment is a mixed environment I think personally that Nagios can be considered a safe bet!
NSClient++ is the agent needed for performing some interesting checks on windows and you can leverage your powershell scripting ability to perform custom checks on the environment. Continue reading “PowerShell, Nagios and NSClient++”