Given the mobile nature of todays IT professional and the need to keep an eye on monitored equipment at all times brings me to todays treat. Spiceworks – the free infrastructure management tool have upper the bar with an iphone app for accessing the service that monitors your network of machines. If you haven’t tried Spiceworks you are missing out on a useful tool to complements other monitoring such as Nagios with a dashboard showing you a range of server and PC related info to keep you informed of their status at all times. Combined with the integrated helpdesk – this free application really does show what can be achieved in infrastructure monitoring without getting your hands dirty with code or scripts.
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