I'm in the process of looking into implementing a monitoring solution for a few SQL instances we have (2005/2008). I was wondering if I could get some feedback regarding the ones that people are using and like the most. I know this place is redgate-friendly (I myself am a user of SQLCompare) but I'm wondering if there are other things people use. Otherwise, sql alert does look like a really good tool from what I've seen.
Basically, I want to be able to monitor the servers, whether it be resources, disk space, job running status, etc. and have a notification system that can send out emails and log information on a regular basis. This would be used by our tech support staff to have an easy glance at our servers. Some of these are clusters, others are going to be using mirroring, so there's quite a mix of setups used.
Any feedback regarding the tools you use and why, others that have been evaluated, deployment concerns etc. would be greatly appreciated