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Old 12-11-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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System, network monitoring software


Does anyone know of a good open source software package for monitoring of network enviroment like:
1 linux server(mysql,samba,...)
1 openbsd server(firewall)
2 Windows servers (Active directory, fileserver,..)
30 Windows xp and 2000 workstations

I would like to monitor:
-on workstations and servers(CPU utilisation, memory utilisation, disk usage, network I/O, temperature of CPUs and mainboards, status of processes, etc. )

-network monitoring:
show network devices, connections, statuses of the devices,..
 
Old 12-11-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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a small instance of opennms would do this just great for you, you might class it as overkill for your needs though, as it is designed for larger networks in the main.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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Sorry, but i didn't find any system monitoring and nothing for monitoring windows workstations...

I found many tools for monitoring linux servers, like opennms, zenoss, zabbix, cacti,..
BUT i need software that can (also) report what is happening with Windows workstations (cpu load, memory(if more than all of physical is used a lot of times to upgrade,..), services-if there are any unnecessary).. since this workstations represent more than 80% of company computers and plays important part of system..
 
Old 12-11-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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No, any operating system that supports snmp can be monitored by an snmp monitoring tool. There is nothing OS dependent about it as standard enterprise mibs are a set of standards are in place to make this possible. maybe you jsut need to read upon snmp a bit?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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Nagios might also be a good choice. Just like OpenNMS but more powerful in notification as well, a great tool to setup for your oncall pager to notify you of events, actions to be taken, etc.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 01:20 AM   #6
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Take a look at this if this can address your need. I have never tried this yet.

http://pandora.sourceforge.net/en/index.php?sec=main


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Old 12-12-2006, 05:01 AM   #7
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You are right, i guess i need to read a lot about snm protocol, and also i am new at Linux administration..
And i hope there are some tools ready for monitoring ms workstations, since i am not a programer too (been reading, that some scripts needs to be writen for something to work in these monitoring tools)

I have to take a look which of these has bigger community support group, so i can get some help, when i stuck at something...

I was just hoping some lame answer like somebody to tell me: "for ms workstations, you just need this and this" or, " on this url, there are scripts for what you need" Thnx for now, guys
 
Old 12-12-2006, 05:07 AM   #8
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well to be honest that pandora thing does look pretty good ad simple. no idea how easy it is to get up and running but i'd certainly explore it, and it really could be as simple an answer as your want. certainly on the client side, just enable snmp and you'll be away.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 05:19 AM   #9
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i saw some good stuff at pandora, but i am afraid, when i'll need help, there won't be an answer, since community is quite small, i think (400 posts total in forum)
 
Old 01-08-2007, 10:59 AM   #10
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Recommend Zenoss Over OpenNMS

I would recommend you look at Zenoss over OpenNMS for what you need. You could run the Zenoss under VMware or install natively, They supplied VMware images which is what I use and I was up and running in a few minutes. They have a Windows collector that can query your Active Directory and other Windows machines. OpenNMS is more geared towards monitoring a large number of network devices and is a real pain to install. The nice thing about Zenoss is that they are open source (GPL) and they are backed by a well-funded company. In the last six months they have added a ton of features and it looks like it could be everything we love about Nagios and more.
 
  


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