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Wireless Networks Thread, Switch/Network monitoring in Technical; Anyone know of a good product to monitor switch utilisation/etc. I have used HP Openview in the past, but it's ...
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    Switch/Network monitoring

    Anyone know of a good product to monitor switch utilisation/etc. I have used HP Openview in the past, but it's too expensive. Anyone know of something similar, but cheaper or preferably OpenSource.

    Many thanks

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    groundwork open source monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    groundwork open source monitor.

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    Second that.

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    MRTG - perl based for Windows and *nix, licensed under the GPL.

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    Nagios is great and MRTG ...

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    Ipmonitor from Solarwinds

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    Nagios and Cacti here. Very snazzy little team of tools

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    Many thanks for the replies...but any windows based offerings???

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    Many thanks for the replies...but any windows based offerings???
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Thanks for pointing that out, but I was hoping for something like 'Nagios' for Windows

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    The only windows one I know of is Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Network Management Software – Free Download

    Which costs a fair lump of cash... Why not set up a VM and run Ubuntu with Nagios and Cacti in it? Or download a pre-made VM with them in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The only windows one I know of is Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Network Management Software – Free Download

    Which costs a fair lump of cash... Why not set up a VM and run Ubuntu with Nagios and Cacti in it? Or download a pre-made VM with them in?
    Many thanks, I was just think something similar. We have a test server with Ubuntu on, I'll put it on there!

    Thanks

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    W've been running Cacti with the weathermap plugin off a windows/IIS server for about 18 months. I haven't found anything that I can't do with it that I would be able to on Linux.

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    You can monitor your network with Zenoss Core on the VMware image with VMware Player on Windows. It's open source (and free), and it can monitor your switches, routers, Linux/Unix and Windows servers natively and just about everything else on your network. You'll get availability and performance monitoring, as well as modeling your network and devices with the integrated CMDB. Plus it's all remote-monitoring (no agents) and there's a large and active community of users. I'm a bit biased, but it sounds like it does everything you'll need.

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