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Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:54 am

I have always delt with full blown NMSs for perminant setup but i am in need of a small and simple snmp tools to graph and monitor a couple 3750 stacks for a temporary basis. Id prefer a linux tool but dont mind setting up on a M$ box. The tool needs to be free. Dont need all the cool features just simple device and interface monitoring/graphing

What tools are you happy with? I am currently looking at MRTG, PRTG and SolarWinds network device monitor.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:55 am

cacti, tons of vm/live cd distros available with it all set to go
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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:14 am

+1 for Cacti too - MRTG works well for a few switches. PRTG can do up to 20 free probes (ie 20 interfaces), but has a nice interface & simple reporting features.
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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:33 am

http://cactiez.cactiusers.org/
very fast and easy way to install cacti
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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am

+1 more for Cacti. Its like MRTG but with a full web-gui (no more text files)
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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:51 am

Thanks for the suggestions all. I actually didnt even think about EZcacti. After digging into what server to place this tool on I found a beefed up quad core sitting to the side not being used. So Im going to bit the bullet and stand this up as a perminant monitoring solution for the new network Im building.

Thinking Zenoss since Im very familar with it and setup is simple and quick.

Once again thanks all
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:59 am

i have joined a security monitoring company and my job is to monitor security threats using a tool.But am interested in working with real network devices.My question is will my experience be counted as a monitor to jump into being a network admin or network engineer.pls help me.

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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:03 am

ansc wrote:i have joined a security monitoring company and my job is to monitor security threats using a tool.But am interested in working with real network devices.My question is will my experience be counted as a monitor to jump into being a network admin or network engineer.pls help me.


how is this relevant to the OP?

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Re: Quick and simple Monitoring tool

Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:42 pm

Or, to state it a different way: Start your own thread.

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