Enhancing automation with network growth
steve at ibctech.ca
Tue Jan 26 13:24:40 CST 2010
Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Can anyone offer up ideas on how you manage any automation in this
> regard for their infrastructure gear traffic graphs? (Commercial options
> welcome, off-list, but we're as small as our budget is).
By popular request, a list of the most suggested software packages. Some
were more related to network management in general as opposed to traffic
which I've already got up and running. Although I've only added a few of
our devices so far, I can see already how this will be an extremely
valuable multi-purpose tool
which I've been using for quite some time already for config management
which I'm strongly considering installing/testing
which appears that it will duplicate many functions I already have
deployed on the network (and that I'm happy with), but I may give it a
try anyway. If I don't use it, I've got a few 'on the side' clients that
could benefit from this all-inclusive package
which I may install and test, if only to look at a replacement for my
custom BGP peering alerting system
- MRTG, with a custom cfgmaker. This was my original idea. If those who
recommended this could/are allowed to share their code, please let me know
- netflow v9
the majority of my devices don't support this (unfortunately)
already in use for protocol based statistics. This doesn't run full-time
in our network, I usually only drop it into place on a span port if I
see sustained extreme increases of traffic on a link
been using it for a few years
Some software supports IPv6, others don't (or have limited capability).
Polling IPv6 accounting isn't possible via SNMP, so using scripts with
SSH/Telnet access is the only way around that problem for a lot of gear.
Cheers, and thanks!
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