Open Source / Low Cost NMS for Server Hardware / Application Monitoring
mhuff at ox.com
Wed Jul 22 18:08:29 UTC 2009
I apologize for not starting a new thread before, I didn't realize that the nanog mailing list created a thread-index rather than using the subject.
Even though NANOG is primarily for network operators, I know that a number of members work in NOCs where there is also monitoring of servers/applications. I would appreciate it if anyone has suggestions about monitoring systems that would be applicable to our environment. We have a large number of custom applications on a large number of hosts including Windows 2003/2008, Linux x86/x86_64 and Solaris Sparc/x86_64. We are looking for a better way of monitoring our environment. We are looking for recommendations for opensource or low-cost. We would prefer solutions where the basic monitoring is ready out of the box. Native agents with custom scripting would be highly desired (rather than SNMP/DMI/WMI polling).
Some of our requirements:
. Native agents for Windows 2003/2008, Linux, Linux x86_64, Solaris Sparc and Solaris x86_64. Either binaries or source code.
. Ability to send alerts via email, pager and/or snmp
. Monitoring of OS properties like memory, disk, cpu, etc...
. Ability to extend agents with scripting to allow monitoring of custom services
. Plug-in architecture for third-party add-ons
. Reliable Architecture
. Reasonable user interface
. Non-blocking polling
. Active Project (New Releases on regular basis and have existed for a reasonable period)
Based on our research and feedback from NANOG, we have put a preliminary list of product to evaluate:
Matthew Huff | One Manhattanville Rd
OTA Management LLC | Purchase, NY 10577
http://www.ox.com | Phone: 914-460-4039
aim: matthewbhuff | Fax: 914-460-4139
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