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

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at
Fri Sep 11 19:12:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Charles Wyble <charles at>wrote:

> It all comes down to SNMP to the best of my knowledge.
True. While you don't want the MRTG answer, I'd suggest looking at Cacti.
There's a large library of device profiles people have put together so as to
prevent you from having to hunt down MIBs/OIDs for devices. If you have a
database of your devices, it's fairly trivial to import them into Cacti once
you have the device profiles (I use a shell script and curl).

Brandon Galbraith
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