Evesham SilverEDGE 1000SL review

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For basic server monitoring, you can use the bundled Intel Active System Console, which provides an early warning for critical component faults. The system information page provides a complete rundown on all installed components, and preset thresholds are used to fire off warning emails and SNMP traps.

The LANDesk System Manager delivers a more in-depth view of the server and its associated hardware. But it isn’t the most practical of tools for small businesses running a single server, as it requires a core server and loads around 14 Windows services. It’s designed more for remotely managing and monitoring a complete network, where each server and workstation is running the LANDesk agent. You can run scheduled network discoveries, collect hardware inventory details and deploy monitoring rule sets to different target systems that contain multiple hardware items and custom alerting thresholds for each one.

There’s no denying the specification of the 1000SL is excellent. You get a pair of fast quad-core processors, plus a generous helping of memory and high-performance SAS storage. SMBs looking for an affordable high-performance server need to take a close look at the 1000SL, as they won’t find anything better at this price point.

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