[Novalug] experimenting with (and using) nagios - "Open Source host, service and network monitoring program"
crawford.rainwater at linux-etc.com
Sun Nov 16 10:49:14 EST 2008
I guess I will put some "evolution" from my own and my company's personal experience in system and resource monitoring.
Back in the day, we started with Nagios and added in Cacti (http://www.cacti.net "the complete RRDTool-bbased Graphing Solution") as well to get some nice looking trends going. Some of our clients still prefer this as well versus some other "modern day" solutions for internal use.
Then came along Zenoss (http://www.zenoss.com) and Hyperic HQ (http://www.hyperic.com). They both do similar to Nagios and Cacti though with different approaches such as Hyperic uses Java a bit. Zenoss adds in an inventory or asset management aspect to the system which is a nice plus. Both can add in devices that take SNMP traffic (I recall assisting in the inventory work of about 20 Cisco high end switches and numerous APC SmartUPS's).
In the end, it is what package(s) does what is desired. Personally, they all work in my book, just depends on what our end client is looking for here.
HTH some, and enjoy "test driving" the above as well. ;-)
PS: I get this list in Digest format so pardon any delays in advance in responding to posts.
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