Net Mgmt Tools and supporting OS

Murphy, Jay, DOH Jay.Murphy at
Thu Dec 11 17:34:18 UTC 2008


If you want access to NMS tools and tutorials, here is a great resource
to delve into, to equip yourself with the appropriate tools....

Jay Murphy 
IP Network Specialist 
NMD of Health 
ITSD - IP Network Operations 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Berkman [mailto:scott.berkman at] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 4:38 PM
To: 'vitto malitani'; nanog at
Subject: RE: Net Mgmt Tools and supporting OS

I'd recommend ZenOSS ( based on your low cost
requirement and my own experiences.

What Linux distro you use and rather you need to pay for support depends
on your level of *nix experience and comfort.  Most Linux based software
packages like ZenOSS or Groundwork will also tell you what some of their
"favorite" distros are based on how they distribute the software and
what guides they have if they don't just come right out and say it.

	Good Luck,


-----Original Message-----
From: vitto malitani [mailto:vmalitani at]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:18 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Net Mgmt Tools and supporting OS

I am fairly new user of nanog mail list so I am not sure if the question
below is appropriate for this list.  If not, please excuse it.
- I am building a new low-budget customer WAN/LAN network and need some
ideas for network management tools.  I've seen couple of email threads
regarding all sort of "net goodies".  However, since I haven't used them
all, I am not sure which OS would be the most appropriate for these aps?
 Can anyone share their ideas in regards  of apps and supporting
 I would be most comfortable with free distribution of linux, but I am
not sure which distro supports most of the tools?  Is the paid OS
required for all these tools, like RedHat Server or SuSe or Windows

Thanks much,


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