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best monitoring tools

Hi all, can anyone tell me the best, most useful and easiet to use monitoring tools, ie for troubleshooting my network ?

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Re: best monitoring tools

Carl,

Probably the best tool around (an industry standard tool perhaps?) is MRTG. Another extremely useful tool, written by the same guy is SmokePing.

MRTG will graph your network utilisation. Smokeping will graph your network latency. Using those two tools alone will tell you which networks are having problems.

For a Flight Deck utility, have a look at Nagios.

For router/switch configuration backups, look at Rancid.

All of them are Open Source :)

Cheers,

- bec

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Re: best monitoring tools

Hi,

If you are considering SNMP try JFFNMS !!!

It conaints smokeping, rrdtool, mrtg, config backups, syslog server, SLA's and it is for free :) !!

You can graph almost anything you can imagine.

Check http://www.jffnms.org

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Re: best monitoring tools

Maybe you can try the Dude this is a great freeware tool which monitors devices.. with SNMP, ping etc. etc.

http://www.mikrotik.com/thedude.php

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