Install and setup the latest version of shinken Network Monitor for a home or small business. At work, my team develops the software for more than 75 server classes, with over 300 instances in multiple data centers and points of presence. There is an experienced operational team that monitors and keeps these servers running 24x7. I don't have anything close to their knowledge or expertise. Besides myself, I have no one supporting my home network. And, I want to spend zero time monitoring and maintaining my home network.
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