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    Network & System Monitoring

    Hi folks,

    Any good recommendations for network monitoring software, free or commercial?

    cheers
    Baronne

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    The Dude
    http://www.mikrotik.com/thedude.php
    Nice and free and easy to use.

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    What exactly do you wish to monitor?

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    servers, switches, etc.

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    I use nagios and cacti. You can hook the prior into whatever notification system you want really, such as SMS messaging, email, jabber messaging etc...

    They are free and take minimal work to set up IMO. There are some instructions around on the forums which go into good detail on how to set up nagios.

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    See the wiki for a howto on Nagios.... Geoff should be sticking the Cacti howto up at some point too. See http://edugeekwiki.rm-charlton.net/index.php/Nagios

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    looks good! I'll get me a ubuntu server setup soonish so we can test this baby out!
    cheers!

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    Restricted to servers but we have just found spot light (http://www.quest.com/spotlight-on-windows/) from the people that made Big Brother. graphs everything you could possibly think of and a lot you never even knew. Everything can be drilled down into even more information and graphs. Very graphical and very pretty. No client needed either.

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    Endemol? didn't know they did software

    Joking btw!!!!

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

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    Re: Network & System Monitoring

    We bought Mutiny:
    http://www.mutiny.com/

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