Backbone Monitoring Tools

Bill Thompson Billt at
Wed Mar 29 00:39:17 UTC 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 16:07:27 -0800
"Ashe Canvar" <acanvar at> wrote:

> Thanks for the quick responses. Perhaps I should have been more
> explicit.
> I already use "remstats"
> ( for interface b/w
> monitoring. I have worked with nagios and openview int he past.
> I have an ospf based network. The specific monitoring problem I am
> trying to solve is  :
>  1. actively test the currently active path for packet loss and
> transfer i.e. draw a latency grid between every datacenter and every
> other datacenter
>  2. actively detect routing changes / failover to redundant paths
> using traceroutes
>      i.e. alert if  SFO->CHG->NYC changes to SFO->LXE->HOU->NYC
>      ( link state protocols suck as far as testing backup paths go)
> 3. actively transfer a fixed file
>    i.e. draw a datarate grid between every datacenter and every other
> datacenter
> So, I am not looking for a generic graphing/alerting NMS. Does anyone
> use a specific tool that is capable of doing this ?
> I am in a buy vs. build debate with my boss ;)
> Regards,
> Ashe

Oh! Then take a look at the FCP product from Internap.

The price alone will convince your PHB to let you build a box.

Bill Thompson
BillT at
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