Monitoring Tools

Carlos Vicente cvicente at network-services.uoregon.edu
Thu Aug 19 11:57:08 CDT 2010


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> One problem, too, with these tools is that they often collect duplicate
> information.  It would be nice to have some common collector/store so
> that other tools can pull the information out of that store.  Why have
> three different tools querying snmp stats from the same devices? Having
> one collector and sharing the data would be a better approach.  There is
> an attempt to consolidate various open source tools in a common
> framework called GroundWorks.  They aren't completely there yet but I
> believe they are pointed in the right direction.

One approach to this problem is to use an independent device inventory
database which can be used to feed configurations to all the necessary
tools. This is what we've done at U. of Oregon with Netdot. See:

http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog49/presentations/Tuesday/Vicente-netdot-presentation-nanog49.pdf

cv
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