System and Network Monitoring

Tim Salo salo at
Wed Dec 16 20:52:07 UTC 1998

> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 16:48:06 -0800 (PST)
> From: Derek Balling <dredd at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: System and Network Monitoring
> OK, I'm looking for "real world" data and not sales/marketing hype.
> I'm looking for a package to do network and system monitoring. It's a
> heterogenous environment consisting of all manner of routers, at least 700
> servers (Mostly FreeBSD, but also Solaris and Network Appliance boxen).
> 	[...]

I would be interested to hear about your comparison of a commercial
package such as HP OpenView with free alternatives.

My inclination is towards a commercial package.  I even suspect that it
would be less expensive in the long run, plus it seems likely to free
up your technical talent for revenue-producing activities.


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