IP Address Management IPAM software for small ISP

Eric eric at roxanne.org
Thu Dec 27 13:01:11 UTC 2012


I ran Zenoss for a network with about 5k - 7k switches/APs, about 100 L3 devices (routers, firewalls), and about 50 servers/appliances without any polling problems.  This was a few years ago on the open source product.  With that said, we were reluctant to expand this to monitor the rest of our enterprise as the open source version didn't support distributed polling/collection, which might be the scaling issue Jo mentioned...  That, unfortunately, was only available in the paid "enterprise" one.  Other than that, we really liked it.



On Dec 25, 2012, at 1:57 AM, Mike Hale <eyeronic.design at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ahhh.
> 
> That sucks.  I've never put our Zenoss installs through quite that much
> traffic.  That's a shame to hear.
> 
> 
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com> wrote:
> 
>> Small shop people wise with millions of customers and tens of thousands of
>> application and log-derived data sources. We use Zenoss extensively and
>> mostly we keep having to make decisions what data to pull out of it so it
>> can function.
>> 
>> I have previously worked at larger enterprises which had millions of data
>> sources, and Zenoss couldn't dream of handling that, no matter how much
>> hardware we threw at it.
>> 
>> 
>> On Dec 24, 2012, at 10:48 PM, Mike Hale wrote:
>> 
>> Very small shop with millions of data sources?
>> 
>> lol?
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> 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.
>>> 
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>>> Jo Rhett
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>>> projects.
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