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Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

Hi Guys,

Currenlty I use CiscoWorks and Concord for network management and monitoring. I've been given the task to getting a cheaper tool to do both.Preferably one that does both. Have you any suggestions. A tool that allows me to make config changes, keep track of running configs and also monitor devices. We have about 600 devices. I'd really appreciate your suggestions, feedback, pro's and cons.

Thanks all,

Rob.

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Re: Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

Solarwinds Orion and Cirrus. Great products and a lot cheaper than Concord. www.solarwinds.net

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Re: Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

I am using a Expect Language to Take backup of the Configuraion File. To configure Switches Port in an efficient way.

Thank You.

Re: Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

Hi,

Have you considered open source? You won't get anything as pretty as the CiscoWorks/Concord combo and support can be variable but functionality is mostly there.

HTH

Andrew.

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Re: Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

Hi,

Do you have a link to open source?

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Re: Whats the Best Network Management & Monitoring application

Nagios is one such opensource tool that provides very good SNMP monitoring capability: http://www.nagios.org/

Its great when you have mutiple vendors' kit and wish to integrate them onto one dashboard or map. You may be able to find a "liveCD" version if you wish to test the waters with it quickly.

There are other opensource tools, but I'm limiting myself to what I have used.

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