Migration path for GFI Network Server Monitor

From June 1, 2014 GFI Software™ will no longer sell GFI Network Server Monitor and will not renew maintenance agreements (SMA) for this product. During this period, customers with a valid SMA can migrate to GFI EventsManager or GFI Cloud - Monitoring, at no cost.

To help you decide which migration path best meets your needs, please refer to the feature chart below:

GFI Cloud - Monitoring GFI Events Manager
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Solution type Cloud-based On premise
Management Console Web-based Desktop
Local agent
Part of IT Management platform
Asset Tracking
Scripting engine - allows running scripts remotely
Scripting engine available - Windows  
Scripting engine available - Linux  
Active check execution engine
Define check fail/success criteria
Alert when check fails
Advanced dashboards available
Define different alerting profiles  
Advanced customizable reporting
Real time monitoring of product activity  
Monitor remote devices outside the network
     
Windows monitoring GFI Cloud - Monitoring GFI Events Manager
CPU monitor
VBS / exe output check  
Performance monitoring
Service check
Process existence check  
Disk space check
Physical disk check
File existence check  
Folder / File size check  
Check user existence  
Check user membership  
Event log check  
Node availability - ping check  
Backup check  
AV update check  
Windows firewall check  
Drive space change check
Critical Events check
     
Monitoring engine capabilities GFI Cloud - Monitoring GFI Events Manager
Can send SMS / email alerts
Checks threshold available for alerting purposes
Automatic incident response: can run code, scripts, etc. depending on the outcome(s) of the checks  
Remote management features available
     
Monitoring capabilities GFI Cloud - Monitoring GFI Events Manager
Monitor uptime of services for web servers, mail servers and database servers  
Monitor routers, switches, and other network devices via SNMP  
Monitor infrastructure services such as directory services, DHCP, DNS and WINS  
LDAP check - AD  
DHCP check  
DNS check  
WINS check  
Monitor uptime of network infrastructure for specific network protocols    
Generic TCP /IP check  
SNMP check  
SMTP check  
POP3 check  
NNTP check  
NTP check  
Database availability SQL/ADO  
Run queries + analyze results  
TS port check  
Printer availability check  
Monitoring uptime of servers
     
Linux / UNIX monitoring GFI Cloud - Monitoring GFI Events Manager
Script output check - SSH  
Folder size check  
File size check  
File existence check  
Process running check  
Disk space check  
Disk partition check  
Daemons check  
CPU usage check  
Printer availability check  
Users existence check  
User membership check  


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Existing GFI Network Server Monitor customers, with a valid SMA can migrate to GFI EventsManager or GFI Cloud by following these simple steps:

GFI EventsManager:

  • Logging in to the customer portal – https://customers.gfi.com/
  • Access the “My License Keys” section
  • Click on “Upgrade license key” in the dropdown that appears when clicking the Key icon

GFI Cloud - Monitoring:

Simply start a free trial then contact your local sales team or partner to migrate at no additional cost.

If you have any problems, or to get assistance in the switching process, please contact us on sales@gfi.com