Hey guys, I am a totally new user to The Dude, so excuse my ignorance. I've been reading through a lot of material and I've found myself kind of frustrated with a lack of a beginners tutorial. So I'm hoping this will be home to one once I figure everything out.
For starters what I've found out:
There is only 1 install file. It is both the client and the server. In order to install the server on a machine as a service, you must install The dude and run it once. Click on "Local Server" and select run as a service from the drop down box.
And what I'm trying to figure out:
Does SNMP have to be installed on a remote windows 2003 server in order to poll data such as cpu and HDD free space? If so, does the dude also need to be installed? If they both do, what is the relationship?
Is there data you can poll from a machine Only running The Dude, and vise versa... only having snmp installed?
I'll leave it at that for now. But I'll eventually make this a tutorial for people(maybe as dumb as me) who want to know from start to finish, how to monitor a number of windows servers on a LAN/WAN from a single machine via dude servers, agents, snmp, or whatever is needed to monitor CPU, HDD free space, Memory usage, and network activity to name a few.
If all these answers can be had from a single document, please let me know. And sorry if I'm coming off as dumb.
I just want a single place for a lot of info.