Backbone Monitoring Tools
ray at oneunified.net
Wed Mar 29 00:38:44 UTC 2006
1. Cricket with Acktomic tools to monitor Cisco SLA/SAA/RTR values
2. ospf snmp traps to snmptrapd? I think somewhere in the archives someone
did some perl scripting to watch ospf stuff. OSPF has some mibs that can be
used for data gathering. Ed Ravin had an add-on for
http://linux.kernel.org/software/mon/. Check the archives around 2006/02/06.
John Kristoff has an integrity tool at http://ntgrd.depaul.edu/software/
(may not be what you look for). Check the archives around 2006/01/18. If
nothing else, they may show you how to get at the OSPF stuff you want.
3. is netmap what you are describing:
http://www.it.teithe.gr/~v13/netmap/img/netmap-1.3.0-1.png? Maybe use
Netmap to plot RTR values from 1) rather than the standard bandwidth values
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of Ashe
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 20:07
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Backbone Monitoring Tools
Thanks for the quick responses. Perhaps I should have been more explicit.
I already use "remstats"
(http://remstats.sourceforge.net/release/index.html) 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
2. actively detect routing changes / failover to redundant paths using
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
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 ;)
On 3/28/06, Josh Cheney <jcheney at mfx.net> wrote:
> I have had a decent amount of success with Nagios. It is not trivial
> to setup, but once it is up and running, it has always handled our
> dependencies and such very well. Additionally, because it calls
> external programs to do the checks, it is pretty simple to write a
> script that measures whatever value you would like to monitor. As I
> said before, it is a pain to set up initially, but after getting it
> set up, I couldn't be happier with it.
> Ashe Canvar 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.
> > The display format should be noc-friendly. A basic grid with
> > green/red status indicators at the least. Geographical maps a plus.
> > Do most of you use a home grown tool for this monitoring and alerting ?
> > Regards,
> > Ashe
> > .
> Josh Cheney
> jcheney at mfx.net
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