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Server monitoring software is a type of software that reviews, analyzes, monitors and manages the processes and operations of a server.
It is used by server administrators to keep track of the performance of one or more servers within an IT environment.
Server monitoring software primarily provides server administrators with server-wide performance, availability and security metrics. It can provide data such as:
These results are sent to network administrators so they can optimize server performance. Server monitoring software can be a standalone application or a component of network/IT monitoring software. Moreover, it measures and provides statistical and/or visual reports into processor, memory, storage, applications as well as network and other server metrics.