Intelligent network monitoring systems (commercial/open source, what have you)

Charles Wyble charles at
Fri Sep 11 19:07:20 UTC 2009

Most of these threads usually result in telling the poster to RTFM with 
a link to it :) I'm too lazy to link the manual. :)

c-nsp has extensive archives with lots of questions about various 
specific SNMP mibs that weren't immediately evident from RTFM.

It all comes down to SNMP to the best of my knowledge.

Drew Weaver wrote:
> Howdy,
> Can anyone suggest a network monitoring system that knows the difference between a cisco 1701 and a GSR 12810/6500, etc? 
> What I mean is, many times these days there are several different sub systems you have to monitor inside of a router/switch and not just interface utilization, the "CPU", and the "RAM".
> Statistics such as CEF utilization, fabric utilization, PFC/DFC, various line card statistics, etc?
> Can anyone recommend anything other than "customize MRTG a lot" that we can use to get a better look into these systems?
> thanks,
> -Drew

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