[svlug] network monitoring package
Craig Oda - Personal email
craigoda at communitybuilders.info
Thu Mar 14 11:12:16 PST 2002
thanks for the information. I wasn't familiar with OpenNMS before.
It has been several years since I've taken a look at network
management on Linux.
My roleplay exercise is to understand the perspective of a large
company system administrator who is taking several NT and UNIX boxes
and consolidating the servers on a single large 8-way Intel-based
Linux box. This is often done with Linux on IBM zSeries, but I'm testing
a low-cost 1-way Intel Linux box with http://www.virtuozzo.com Note that I
work for this company, so that's why I'm testing it.
I'm going to slice the single piece of hardware into 17 Linux
partitions each with it's own IP then try to move as much services as
I can from NT to Linux. This is what a system admin would probably
There is no hard requirement for a graphical GUI. event-based
notification would be okay.
Linux is so much better now for enterprise deploys than it was a few
years ago. I was wondering what enterprises were really using to
manage large deploys of Linux servers.
I'm copying opennms.org because I noticed that there is a commercial
entity supporting it. If I end up using this, I could recommend it to
several enterprise customers I'm talking to.
On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 whitaker at asiapac.com wrote:
> Hello Craig,
> You might consider OpenNMS: "http://www.opennms.org/"
> Does your project have a hard requirement for a graphical
> representation? A "notification-centric" approach might be
> more useful for actual network management. What sort of
> roleplay exercise do you have in mind?
> Russell Whitaker
> Silicon Valley OpenNMS Users Group
> > I have to run some tests on a cluster of 17 independent Linux servers for a
> > server consolidation roleplay exercise. I'm going to be running
> > print, mail, mailing list, smb file server, web, oracle, dns, VPN,
> > backup and other applications. Most of the servers will be configured
> > as single-function machines with independent IP addresses, probably
> > on the same subnet or maybe on 2 subnets at the most. I'm looking for
> > a monitoring package to run and monitor the tests on groupings of
> > servers. I looked at big brother and netsaint. Right now, I'm
> > leaning toward netsaint, mainly because of the nice pictures that I
> > could put in my report. ;-) The tests will last only a week or so,
> > so in theory, I could install a trial version of some commercial
> > software package, if this were available.
> > Does anyone have experience with network monitoring packages for
> > groupings of Linux servers? Ideally, something with a graphical view
> > of the network status.
> > Thanks for any info.
> > Regards,
> > Craig
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