Backbone Monitoring Tools

Bill Thompson Billt at
Tue Mar 28 23:46:32 UTC 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 15:13:23 -0800
"Ashe Canvar" <acanvar at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I want a simple backbone monitor for my 5 datacenters. My "backbone"
> consists of  redundant IPSEC/GRE tunnnels.
> At the very least I want to ping, traceroute and transfer a small file
> every few minutes over all IPSEC links. I am sure there are products
> that do this already, but I am having a hard time finding any.

Take a look at Nagios ( for active monitoring and Cricket
( which uses RRDtool to monitor throughput like MRTG, but is a little easier to configure.

Good Luck,
Bill Thompson
BillT at
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