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ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

We have a number of remote branches (several hundred) connected via ADSL (using IPSEC tunnels) and I would like to simply monitor the up/down status of the connections from head office to each remote site.

Can anyone recommend a simple, cost-effective Windows-based monitoring tool to carry out this task?

I'm thinking that a simple ping (ICMP) probe of some sort would be sufficient - preferably with some sort of web-based front-end to show which links are up or down.

Can anyone recommend any network monitoring tools that would achieve this?

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Re: ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

ALCAMY NETMON is very good and reliable tool.

It also gives you report.. you can also monitor server by specific port.

Simple to maitain..

Regards,

Dharmesh Purohit

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Re: ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

Thanks, I'll have a look at that.

Has anyone any more suggestions?

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Re: ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

It has also WEB based Interface and reporting.

Second, You can float by that software EMAIL also.. for whole days Outage.

Regards,

Dharmesh Purohit

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If you want something windows based, I'd recommend What's UP. It's been around a LONG time and quite cost effective.

http://www.ipswitch.com/products/whatsup/index.asp

There are a ton of simple fault mgmt tools, but that one will work great on windows and isn't too expensive.

Now, if you had a linux box I would recommend the FREE cacti http://cacti.net because it has a great up/down/email notify/webpage.

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Depending on the # of elements (end-points) you need to monitor, the SolarWinds Orion NMS suite is very good and provides advanced notification/alerting services along with a number of great add-ons.

http://www.solarwinds.net

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Re: ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

referring to the person who recommended cacti, it also runs on windows. on the other hand, there is always Perl...or as its referred to in windows - activestate. something like a simple ping would be trivial to program, even for a non-coder type.

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Re: ICMP Monitoring of remote offices - suggested tools?

Mitchen,

I would use SNMPc v7. It's a somewhat enterprise solution for smaller implementations. Since it's not as robust as, say, HP OpenView's NNM, it still gives you the basic up/down status and is very easy to learn.

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