Network Monitoring System - Recommendations?

Jason Frisvold friz at
Thu Oct 28 13:30:20 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlie Khanna - NextWeb [mailto:charlie at] 
> Subject: Network Monitoring System - Recommendations?
> Hi - I was interested in finding out what software applications other ISPs are
> using for network monitoring?  For example:
> 1)       Overall network health - uptime reports
> 2)       Backup router config automatically
> 3)       Bandwidth reporting (or integration with an MRTG-type app)
> 4)       SNMP trap support (BGP/OSPF session drops - emails out)
> 5)       Database back end (port info into or over to other apps)

I've been using Argus -

I've found this program more and more useful as time goes on...  This should fit in with every point except #5.  But, of course, the data has to be stored somewhere, so it should be fairly trivial to either write a parser, or modify the source to use a database.

At any rate, I really like this program, it works wonderfully.

> I'm just looking for something well rounded for a small ISP.  I've heard about
> OpenNMS and other apps but I'd like to get everyone's feedback.  Thanks!  
> -Charlie

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