ManageEngine launches free disk monitoring tool

Disk Monitor Lite monitors disk space and top ten folders and top ten files by size on localhost

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ManageEngine launches free disk monitoring tool Vasu says the free tool allows admins to quickly identify capacity issues and free up or re-allocate resources
By  David Ndichu Published  April 16, 2015

ManageEngine has launched a free disk-monitoring tool that lets IT admins in SMBs and large enterprises monitor the disk space on an unlimited number of Windows servers, VMware and Hyper-V hosts.

The new Free Disk Monitor Lite, available immediately, enables agile management by allowing the IT admins in SMBs to monitor disk space on unlimited remote machines from a single console. The monitored disk parameters on Windows servers include used and free space against the total disk space as well as disk read/write rates. Besides the disk space, this free tool also monitors the top ten folders and top ten files by size on the localhost. It also enables the admins to drill down each folder and monitor the subfolders and files.

Free Disk Monitor Lite lets virtual server admins monitor individual VMs for virtual machine disk (VMDK) file size, average disk reads/writes, and data store. Similarly, this free tool monitors virtual hard disk (VHD) file size and used and free disk space against the total disk capacity on the Hyper-V hosts.

"Visualisation of disk capacity on physical and virtual servers from a single console enables an admin to quickly identify capacity issues and free up or re-allocate resources," said Vidya Vasu, head of ManageEngine Free Tools and Community. "This free tool helps them decide when some files or folders (like logs for example) can be compressed, or when they can be moved to an external storage".

ManageEngine tools monitor the health, availability and performance of the physical and virtual devices, services, system resources, and cloud instances for free. The ManageEngine suite comprises more than 50 free IT management tools that admins rely on for day-to-day system and network management. A complement to the free editions of ManageEngine applications, the company's free tools suite is a collection of light-weight, C-based network management tools that startups and other financially constrained organizations can rely on to manage their IT.

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