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Network Monitoring Software

  • 27-07-2011 11:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ dextor03

    I'm looking for the best open source Network Monitoring software to monitor servers, switches, etc. Any good recommendations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ vex

    Nagios is quite good and is open source

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 1,325 Mod ✭✭✭✭ croo

    +1 for Nagios.
    I've not used others so can't really compare, but I was impressed by nagios.. plus I found the firefox plugin for it which for alerts you to issues very useful.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 22,871 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Spear

    Another +1 for Nagios. It's pretty simple to get basic monitoring up. And the Firefox plugin ensures constant at a glance status visibility. Try combining it with Nagvis if there's higher ups who can only manage to deal with pretty pictures.

  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ dextor03

    Perfect, I'll give it a go. Thanks for the help.

  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ VMotion

    Another +1 to Nagios for monitoring + Munin for statistics

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  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭ The Insider

    Zabbix for me, comes with everything included, graphs etc and does the job nicely.

  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ zeris

    Nagios, Munin, Cacti, Zabbix, MRTG, rrdbot all depending on values of monitoring/alerting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 762 Buzz Lightyear

    While I love the ease of setting up cacti, I have a number of our sites now running zabbix with distributed monitoring.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭

    Another big +1 for Nagios, I've used it for a few years now for both Linux and Windows. no complaints.