Opensource or Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware / Application Monitoring
wclayton at corenap.com
Wed Jul 22 11:58:12 CDT 2009
Eric Gauthier wrote:
>> As for server / application / random other stuff (like printers and
>> ups's and IP camera and the like), Zenoss is great -- its clean,
>> simple, fast(ish), easy and pretty -- the last one happens to be
>> important for some folks (esp in the enterprise world...)
> We've looked at ZenOSS but couldn't get it to model the network.
> >From what we can tell, it couldn't handle the full routing table
> on our core routers (there are six). If someone has successfully
> done this, can you contact me off list?
> Eric :)
I like NMIS. Fast, scalable, flexible and really hackable. It doesn't
take much time to get it up and running but selling others on it can be
challenging. It works off of flat tab delimited text files making
populating the node base pretty easy. There are plans for NMIS5 to use
database connectivity for this which will be even more fun. There are
external contributions that do everything from RANCID to Flash maps of
your network. The home page is here:
But has since moved to sourceforge:
With the gang being here:
While not for everyone and not as popular or pretty as some of the
others, it is a network monitoring system built by engineers for
engineers. With a combination of SNMP data collection and ping/service
tests, bandwidth utilization alerts, alert groups, thresholds etc. can
be adjusted on a per-device basis and just a week of utilization can
really help you identify points on the network that need to be cleaned up.
I guess my favorite part is the ability to write device interface
descriptions to trigger actions in the Perl script since that data is
collected via SNMP.
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