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

Larry Smith lesmith at
Fri Sep 11 19:12:35 UTC 2009

On Fri September 11 2009 13:59, 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

Have you looked at OpenNMS ?? 

Larry Smith
lesmith at

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