Aug 26, 2011

How to monitor host servers' cpu and available storage?

We're running a bunch of virtual machines on a cluster of servers (a bunch, not a CLUSTER) and I'd like to monitor the hard disk usage and cpu usage of the various host machines to make sure that everything is fine. Can someone recommend a tool for tracking how much space and cycles are being used? Since it's for business I expect we'll have to pay for it but maybe you've got some low-cost suggestions?



There are all kinds of free and paid utilities out there. You'll likely need to test a few of them out before you settle on the one which you like best.


I use  PRTG Network Monitor. I like to see how much RAM gets used during our peak processing hours, not just how much the cpu meter goes up and down. 


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