Open Source / Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware / Application Monitoring

Andrey Gordon andrey.gordon at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 08:56:33 CDT 2009


May I also mention InterMapper from Dartware. Very low price solution.  
Doesn't do well with trending and graphing out of the box (use RRD to  
get data out of it), but I like the live maps, platform independence  
and ease of creating new probes. I try to use SNMP wherever possible,  
but it can take pass parameters to an external script and analyze it's  
output as well.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Huff [mailto:mhuff at ox.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:08 PM
> To: 'nanog at nanog.org'
> Subject: Open Source / Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware /  
> Application Monitoring
>
> I apologize for not starting a new thread before, I didn't realize  
> that the nanog mailing list created a thread-index rather than using  
> the subject.
>
> Even though NANOG is primarily for network operators, I know that a  
> number of members work in NOCs where there is also monitoring of  
> servers/applications. I would appreciate it if anyone has  
> suggestions about monitoring systems that would be applicable to our  
> environment. We have a large number of custom applications on a  
> large number of hosts including Windows 2003/2008, Linux x86/x86_64  
> and Solaris Sparc/x86_64. We are looking for a better way of  
> monitoring our environment. We are looking for recommendations for  
> opensource or low-cost. We would prefer solutions where the basic  
> monitoring is ready out of the box. Native agents with custom  
> scripting would be highly desired (rather than SNMP/DMI/WMI polling).
>
> Some of our requirements:
>
> .       Native agents for Windows 2003/2008, Linux, Linux x86_64,  
> Solaris Sparc and Solaris x86_64. Either binaries or source code.
> .       Ability to send alerts via email, pager and/or snmp
> .       Monitoring of OS properties like memory, disk, cpu, etc...
> .       Ability to extend agents with scripting to allow monitoring  
> of custom services
> .       Plug-in architecture for third-party add-ons
> .       Reliable Architecture
> .       Reasonable user interface
> .       Non-blocking polling
> .       Active Project (New Releases on regular basis and have  
> existed for a reasonable period)
>
> Based on our research and feedback from NANOG, we have put a  
> preliminary list of product to evaluate:
>
> Hyperic         http://www.hyperic.com/
> OpenNMS         http://www.opennms.org/wiki/Main_Page
> opsview         http://www.opsview.org/
> osimius         http://www.osmius.net/en/
> PandoraFMS              http://pandorafms.org/
> Zabbix          http://www.zabbix.com/
> Groundwork              http://www.groundworkopensource.com/
> Nagios          http://www.nagios.org
> Zenoss          http://zenoss.com
> OpManager               http://www.manageengine.com
> Orion                   http://www.solarwinds.com/products/orion/
> BigBrother              http://bb4.com/
> Argus                   http://argus.tcp4me.com/
> Xymon                   http://www.xymon.com
> Spiceworks              http://www.spiceworks.com/
> ICINGA          http://www.icinga.org
>
> ----
> Matthew Huff       | One Manhattanville Rd
> OTA Management LLC | Purchase, NY 10577
> http://www.ox.com  | Phone: 914-460-4039
> aim: matthewbhuff  | Fax:   914-460-4139
>
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