which network management sw for easy config & maint?
Paul G. Allen
pgallen at randomlogic.com
Wed Feb 20 23:54:03 PST 2008
James G. Sack (jim) wrote:
> ==> But, anyway, I still have a question:
> What network monitoring system (for simple requirements on, say, dozens
> of linux servers) would be worth considering if my primary requirements
> are ease of config/maintenance and ease of use.
> Extra credit if switches and routers and Windows servers get counted.
> Double bonus if workstations can be kludged-in, Main interest is in
> asset management and general status of "non-critical stuff" (tm).
We used Nagios (NetSaint back then) at Akamai and it worked great then.
I use it now on the Greenest Host network and it's working great for us
now. With the extra ability to add plugins for monitoring anything you
can write a script for (that it doesn't already support), and execute
commands to restart services, reboot machines, etc. I can't ask for more.
I will say my experience is limited. I haven't used anything else
because I'm familiar with Nagios and I know it works for our needs. I
figure if it does the job, if it's free, I can manage it easily, and can
be implemented now (when I need it), why learn something new that I
can't implement until later (when it's too late)?
Paul G. Allen, BSIT/SE
Owner, Sr. Engineer
Random Logic Consulting Services
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