[NCSA-discuss] Network Monitoring preferences
cgbullock at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 16 09:23:26 EDT 2007
We use nagios at our shop. It is a lot more granular than our use. It
has a vmware image that you can get from the vmware appliance page. We
have about 75% linux and the rest are Windows servers. We are running HP
servers and there are plugins that attach to the HP system management
homepage app that gives us the hardware status. There is a site called
nagiosexchange where you can download many plugs for nagios. You can also
set up what I call zones of servers, ie if you have servers on a certain
subnet and your router for that subnet goes down it is intelligent enough
to let you know that only the router interface is down instead of
bombarding you with hundreds of false positives about the servers behind
the router. I have not looked at this in depth but I was at a health care
seminar and the University of Maryland is using this and they are using it
to monitor services and if the services go down nagios will attempt to
restart the service (while sending you an email) and if the service does
not restart after a few tries it will send a page.
Some people in the area swear by OpenNMS but we found it was a little
harder to configure, I guess thats why they sell support.
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> Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 09:20:52 -0400
> From: Matt Pusateri <mpusateri at wickedtrails.com>
> Subject: [NCSA-discuss] Network Monitoring preferences
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> Hello fellow sysadmins,
> I'm curious to know if you were to deploy a network monitoring solution
> similar to Nagios or OpenNMS, what would be your preferred method of
> deployment? Also what type of environment are you in Windows shop,
> Linux/FOSS shop, mixed?
> A. A VMware image, or state your preferred virtual software program.
> B. An ISO image that you could burn and then could have an automated
> install that not only put the network software on, but installed a
> preconfigured OS as well.
> C. A hardware appliance, that could be purchased.
> I realize this is all rather vague, just wanting to get some feed back
> on how people would rather deploy software solutions.
> Matt P.
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