IP Address Management IPAM software for small ISP

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 06:01:08 UTC 2012


On 12/20/12, Charles N Wyble <charles-lists at knownelement.com> wrote:
> Zenoss works very well as a cmdb.

Zenoss is very visually appealing, but a monitoring system for network
hosts, not a CMDB.

In particular,  except through extensive custom programming,  I see no
mechanism to manage CIs with it or query for facts...

Zenoss doesn't seem to have any way you can represent or, query, or
model a fact  that a certain IP address terminates in Vlan X,  on
device Y, with default gateway IP G that has NSAP ID H,   and device Y
   lives  in   building A room 1 aisle 2 rack 4   rack slot number 5,
fed by  breakers  186 and 237,  with upstream Ethernet cable ID #G296R
plugged into port  39 on  patch panel 2,   which lands on Switch K
port Gig8/44.

Networks have many "items of importance"  that are not hosts, also,
and are not readily modelled using SNMP.

--
-JH



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