Network Monitoring System - Recommendations?

Andy Dills andy at
Thu Oct 28 18:46:31 UTC 2004

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, Charlie Khanna - NextWeb wrote:

> 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'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!

Nothing all in one place, that I'm aware of. But with a little work, you
could probably integrate it all into nagios. After all, you can make the
host names or descriptions URLs that link to bandwidth and error graphs or
other tools.


Andy Dills
Xecunet, Inc.

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