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Old 11-05-2016, 03:46 AM   #1
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Any good monitoring tool to check user desktop installed software


I know nagio may check what software are installed in user desktop , but we have tested it , it seems make some traffic to our network , so we not prefer to use it .

Would advise is there any similar tools that can do it ?

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I know nagio may check what software are installed in user desktop , but we have tested it , it seems make some traffic to our network , so we not prefer to use it .
Please define "some traffic"?
Also note you can adjust the interval Nagios checks things. Thought about adjusting that?
Also what check is Nagios performing exactly?


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Would advise is there any similar tools that can do it ?
Yeah, and probably without creating traffic in your network too? Ain't gonna happen.
If you need to monitor clients for installed software then you probably have a reason for doing that. If the reason is any form of compliance then you might want to go the other route and just remove users privileges to install software and force rolling out system software updates via a central repo containing only vetted-for software. If you just want to query who has what installed then the easiest way would be to establish a baseline of packages and diff against that. Even easier would be to use a central sysylog server and have all clients send their logs there. Sure, you still require network traffic, but clients pushing log entries ensures you only have one location to query for stuff. *If the above isn't what you're looking for you're invited to explain your question in detail and post relevant information.
 
Old 11-10-2016, 06:43 AM   #3
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Please define "some traffic"?
Also note you can adjust the interval Nagios checks things. Thought about adjusting that?
Also what check is Nagios performing exactly?



Yeah, and probably without creating traffic in your network too? Ain't gonna happen.
If you need to monitor clients for installed software then you probably have a reason for doing that. If the reason is any form of compliance then you might want to go the other route and just remove users privileges to install software and force rolling out system software updates via a central repo containing only vetted-for software. If you just want to query who has what installed then the easiest way would be to establish a baseline of packages and diff against that. Even easier would be to use a central sysylog server and have all clients send their logs there. Sure, you still require network traffic, but clients pushing log entries ensures you only have one location to query for stuff. *If the above isn't what you're looking for you're invited to explain your question in detail and post relevant information.
Also what check is Nagios performing exactly? yes , just want a tool have the same function of nagio.
 
Old 11-10-2016, 07:33 AM   #4
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Also what check is Nagios performing exactly? yes , just want a tool have the same function of nagio.
Then you're going to have network traffic, period. There are MANY tools that do the same/similar things as Nagios, but how, exactly, do you think they work? The remote systems are either queried over the network, or they send traffic over the network to the monitoring host. In either case, that's network traffic.

And why, exactly, does it matter?? The amount of traffic they generate is tiny.
 
Old 11-10-2016, 09:45 AM   #5
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Iust want a tool have the same function of nagio.
That would be snmp, IMO.

Linux SNMP OIDís for CPU,Memory and Disk Statistics
Monitoring with NET-SNMP
 
Old 11-10-2016, 11:21 AM   #6
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That would be snmp, IMO.
I would agree...but the OP wants something that doesn't generate network traffic (?)
 
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I would agree...but the OP wants something that doesn't generate network traffic (?)
Everything generates network traffic.

I'll butt out now.
 
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Everything generates network traffic.

I'll butt out now.
I agree totally...the OP's question makes little sense, which is why I asked them to clarify. SNMP traffic is minuscule, and even if you had a Nagios system with 1000 nodes being queried/reported on, it wouldn't even cause any noticeable lag on that subnet, much less others if you had them in other VLAN's.
 
  


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