Opensource or Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware / Application Monitoring

Alex H. Ryu r.hyunseog at ieee.org
Wed Jul 22 13:07:15 CDT 2009


It really depends on your application server configuration.
Most people just uses SNMP for this purpose.
Something like net-snmp installed in servers, then monitor the info via
SNMP MIB polling.

Alex


Matthew Huff wrote:
> I think all of these comments are useful. but we are looking for NMS for
> server/application monitoring, not snmp/dmi based polling. We will need a
> system that runs custom scripts to monitor our servers (CPU, OS syslogs,
> Windows Event logs, hardware, memory, etc) and our in-house applications
> running on these servers (100+). Native agents for windows 2003, 2008, Linux
> and Solaris (both Sparc and x86) with custom scripting is a minimum
> requirements. There are a lot of good network router/switch solutions, but
> we are looking for some that are more focused on server based management. We
> used to use BMC patrol which was a very good system. We moved away from it
> because it was extremely pricey per-node and BMC absolute rejection of
> Solaris X86 as a supported platform (We went back and forth between Sun and
> BMC regarding that for over a year).
>
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>
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Will Clayton [mailto:wclayton at corenap.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:58 PM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Re: Opensource or Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware /
>> Application Monitoring
>>
>> Eric Gauthier wrote:
>>     
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> 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:
>>
>> http://sins.com.au/nmis/
>>
>> But has since moved to sourceforge:
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmis/files/
>>
>> With the gang being here:
>>
>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nmis_users/
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> --
>> Will Clayton
>>
>>     
>
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