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

William Pitcock nenolod at
Fri Sep 11 19:10:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 14:59 -0400, 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?

We use Cacti for this purpose, but it still requires creating custom
datasources for the vendor-specific SNMP MIBs.

William Pitcock                 SystemInPlace - Simple Hosting Solutions
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