[NCSA-discuss] Network Monitoring preferences
craig at cookitservices.com
Sun Jun 24 20:40:29 EDT 2007
>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?
Depends on budget, your environment (mix of Operating Systems, number of boxes, number of desired services to monitor) and what you are trying to achieve.
If this is a "proof-of-concept" start with one monitoring server on existing hardware and one client of each platform to monitor. Manually install the clients.
Something like hobbitmon will auto update its own unix clients (not true for windows yet)
You should use your standard deployment method to send updates to devices on your network, eg. cfengine, puppet, radmind, (some commercial tool), etc. If you are not running a deployment tool already you should look at installing and understanding that before you try large scale deployments.
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