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The Dude Alternatives for Windows

The Dude is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Spiceworks, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to The Dude and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to The Dude are Datadog, Lansweeper, Cacti and PRTG Network Monitor.

The Dude alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Uptime Monitor Services or Website Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of The Dude.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Self-Hosted
  • MikroTik RouterOS

The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network...

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  1. Join millions of IT professionals and download Spiceworks, a free network monitoring software with network management tools, help desk ticketing app, network mapper and more.

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    Spiceworks vs The Dude opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Spiceworks is still a legitimate alternative to The Dude, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Spiceworks's network map is abandoned. And their way of work is not similar.

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  2. Datadog icon

    Datadog

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev & Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into a unified view of IT infrastructure. 120+ Integrations!.

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  3. Lansweeper icon

    Lansweeper

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Lansweeper discovers Windows, Linux and Mac machines in your network. In addition, it inventories network devices such as Printers, Routers and Switches.

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  4. Cacti icon

    Cacti

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cacti is a complete frontend to RRDTool, it stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven.

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  5. PRTG Network Monitor icon

    PRTG Network Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.

    ⚫︎ PortablePRTG Network Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Pandora FMS icon

    Pandora FMS

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes.

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  7. cStatus icon

    cStatus

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A free, reliable tool to scan and monitor networks.

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    Main monitoring
  8. CloudRadar Monitoring icon

    CloudRadar Monitoring

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Zabbix
    • cPanel
    • OpenVAS
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • NexentaStor
    • pfSense
    • FreeNAS
    • Parallels Plesk Panel
    • UCS Virtual Machine Manager
    • Proxmox Virtual Environment
    • Windows Server Essentials

    Monitor servers, network devices and websites via one modern SaaS solution. Instant push alerts, pre-configured for a fast & easy setup, highly affordable pricing, MSP functionality. Monitors cpu, disks, memory, processes and availability.

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    Visualization of the performance for all critical metrics in your server infrastructure.
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    OpenNMS

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenNMS is an open-source network monitoring platform that helps you visualize and monitor everything on your local and distributed networks.

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    Dashboard
  10. CloudView NMS icon

    CloudView NMS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CloudView is a standards-based network management and monitoring system (NMS). It can auto-discover, monitor and perform many functions with any vendor SNMP or TCP/IP devices.

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    This is a view from the local server GUI. HTML-5 remote web interface looks similar
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    It is more suited for modern OSes and has much more features

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