[NCSA-discuss] network monitoring preferences
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Tue Jul 17 13:18:08 EDT 2007
Chris Bullock wrote:
> putting a vm image on a box with other vms kinda leaves you depending on
> the vm box not to fail, ie if the vm server box fails, how would you know
> if your other vms failed.
Yes but that problem is not limited to a vmware image, it's a problem no
matter what network monitoring solution you use. If you would use our
CommandCenter NOC as an ISO install vs a VMware image you still have to
worry about hardware failure. Our software actually has a monitoring
daemon that monitors the software internally and can restart services if
necessary. But if you used any of our competitors, you would still have
the same problem of the underlying hardware failing.
> I was at a conference last month and was
> speaking with a network admin about his network monitoring software of
> choice and he said they he had network monitoring software monitoring his
> main network monitoring software. I think this would be a necessity
> whether you have it running on a vm or if you have a dedicated box for it.
And what monitors your box monitoring your monitoring box :)
> Thanks for your response. What I was really asking about was the method
> in which you would deploy your network monitoring solution, not which
> one you use. I've been trying to avoid a shameless plug for the product
> that the company I work for makes. :) Anyways we've put out a VMware
> image of it with a limited license(it used to be a trail license - now
> it's a limited node version with a 10 year license) It was born out of
> the original OpenNMS code, but it really has surpassed it. One of the
> reason's I wanted to know how you would deploy it, was I was trying to
> gage interest in ISO that installs OS/Network Monitoring app on your own
> box versus a VMware image. Or whether a XEN image or other virtual image
> would be preferred Anyways thanks for your time http://www.commandcenter-noc.com
> Matt P.
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