I'm looking for a simple free or open-source network monitoring software.
Currently, I'm using free version PRTG, to do basic (mostly ping) monitoring of network devices, servers and network printers. The good part is, I create Maps with and run on Browser on the second screen to keep an eye.
I'm looking for something similar with a little bit more insights on Windows Servers and few Windows clients, preferably with Agents.
I'm aware of many open source monitoring tools such as Nagios, Zabbix etc. but I realized those may overkill my requirement or require a huge learning curve and takes time to settle down. I have devices to monitor cisco switches, IP telephony, Windows Servers and clients, HP and Toshiba Printers, biometric devices etc.
Note: I'm just wondering if we can monitor Fax or Telephone line is up etc. ? Recently I got a complaint that Fax was not receiving/ sending, I got go physically and check multiples randomly to check if it's UP and working fine and I got in my mind, if we can really add the FAX number to some monitoring software to make sure it is working etc. since the FAX line is directly connected to Printer, and not going through IP Telephony server if it would be your question.