Management Products??

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Jan 20th, 2003
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I am seeking a network management solution that will:

1. monitor and alert me of any significant events on WAN/LAN links from my routers/switches

2. Not break the bank!!

Any advice or links very appreciated.

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wodriscoll Tue, 01/21/2003 - 01:52
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either ciscoworks for windows 6.2 ( which is what`s up gold and cisocview and threshold manager)...which is good for upto 250 devices


solarwinds at ....again good for small networks


sketterman Tue, 01/21/2003 - 08:04
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Thank you for the advice. I use MRTG currently and it is amazing. For a free tool, it took some work to get it configured the way I wanted it, but it's definitely worth it!! I will take a look at Solar Winds since MRTG does not have those capabilities.

s.coyle Tue, 01/21/2003 - 07:21
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I'd agree with the above too - SolarWinds has a loyal following - but would suggest looking at What'sUp Gold alone to monitor the interfaces connected to your links. It's not free, but worth the price. If you outgrow it then HP NNM springs to mind if you have the £, $ or E's.

Could also have a SYSLOG server running on an old PC/UNIX box and forwarding SYSLOGs from the switches. This should highlight any up/downs and any other 'nasties', but may require some scripting to say " if syslog message X arrives then do action Y " or whatever. If you have access to a Linux fiend/freak/anorak/deviant then I'm sure they can rustle something up for two pints and a bag of scratchins...

...then there's MRTG which would monitor (but not alert without some playing around)...and costs nowt.


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