IP Address Management IPAM software for small ISP

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Dec 25 06:38:08 UTC 2012

On Dec 20, 2012, at 9:26 PM, Charles N Wyble wrote:
> Zenoss works very well

Um... you lost me after the first 4 words. Zenoss might work acceptably for very, very small organizations with very small amounts of data. Zenoss is incapable of scaling to even moderate-sized data sets with tens of thousands of data sources, nevermind medium sized data sets with millions of data sources. I work at a very small shop with three total engineers and Zenoss was unable to scale beyond 1/4 of our data sources with dozens of cores and hundreds of gigabytes of RAM on numerous systems.  It doesn't actually use any of these, the internal deadlocks in the architecture make it impossible for it to scale.

That Zenoss might make a better IP management tool than what it is purported and sold to do... amuses.

Jo Rhett
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