NETWORK MONITORING

NUMEROUS WEB LINKS SUPPORTED BY THE IEPM (INTERNET END-TO-END PERFORMANCE MONITORING GROUP)

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~cottrell/tcom/nmtf-tools.html

CRICKET

http://cricket.sourceforge.net/

CRICKET IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE, EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE SYSTEM FOR MONITORING TRENDS IN TIME-SERIES DATA. CRICKET WAS EXPRESSLY DEVELOPED TO HELP NETWORK MANAGERS VISUALIZE AND UNDERSTAND THE TRAFFIC ON THEIR NETWORKS, BUT IT CAN BE USED ALL KINDS OF OTHER JOBS, AS WELL.

CRICKET HAS TWO COMPONENTS, A COLLECTOR AND A GRAPHER. THE COLLECTOR RUNS FROM CRON EVERY 5 MINUTES (OR AT A DIFFERENT RATE, IF YOU WANT), AND STORES DATA INTO A DATASTRUCTURE MANAGED BY RRD TOOL. LATER, WHEN YOU WANT TO CHECK ON THE DATA YOU HAVE COLLECTED, YOU CAN USE A WEB-BASED INTERFACE TO VIEW GRAPHS OF THE DATA.

CRICKET READS A SET OF CONFIG FILES CALLED A CONFIG TREE. THE CONFIG TREE EXPRESSES EVERYTHING CRICKET NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE TYPES OF DATA TO BE COLLECTED, HOW TO GET IT, AND FROM WHICH TARGETS IT SHOULD COLLECT DATA. THE CONFIG TREE IS DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE REDUNDANT INFORMATION, MAKING IT COMPACT AND EASY TO MANAGE, AND PREVENTING SILLY MISTAKES FROM OCCURRING DUE TO COPY-AND-PASTE ERRORS.

CRICKET IS WRITTEN ENTIRELY IN PERL AND IS DISTRIBUTED UNDER THE GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.

NAGIOS

http://www.nagios.org/

NAGIOS IS A HOST AND SERVICE MONITOR DESIGNED TO INFORM YOU OF NETWORK PROBLEMS BEFORE YOUR CLIENTS, END-USERS OR MANAGERS DO. IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RUN UNDER THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM, BUT WORKS FINE UNDER MOST *NIX VARIANTS AS WELL. THE MONITORING DAEMON RUNS INTERMITTENT CHECKS ON HOSTS AND SERVICES YOU SPECIFY USING EXTERNAL "PLUGINS" WHICH RETURN STATUS INFORMATION TO NAGIOS. WHEN PROBLEMS ARE ENCOUNTERED, THE DAEMON CAN SEND NOTIFICATIONS OUT TO ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACTS IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT WAYS (EMAIL, INSTANT MESSAGE, SMS, ETC.). CURRENT STATUS INFORMATION, HISTORICAL LOGS, AND REPORTS CAN ALL BE ACCESSED VIA A WEB BROWSER.

ARGUS

http://argus.tcp4me.com/

  • ARGUS IS A SYSTEM AND NETWORK MONITORING APPLICATION.
  • IT WILL MONITOR NEARLY ANYTHING YOU ASK IT TO MONITOR

(TCP + UDP APPLICATIONS, IP CONNECTIVITY, SNMP OIDS, PROGRAMS, DATABASES, ETC).

  • IT PRESENTS A NICE CLEAN, EASY TO VIEW WEB INTERFACE THAT WILL KEEP BOTH THE MANAGERS HAPPY (RED BAD. GREEN GOOD.) AND THE TECHS HAPPY ("AH! THAT'S WHAT THE PROBLEM IS").
  • IT CAN SEND ALERTS NUMEROUS WAYS (SUCH AS VIA PAGER) AND CAN AUTOMATICALLY ESCALATE IF SOMEONE FALLS ASLEEP.

MANAGE ENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER 7.3 (COMMERCIAL)

http://manageengine.adventnet.com/products/applications_manager/index.html

APPLICATIONS MANAGER IS AN ENTERPRISE-READY AND AFFORDABLE APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE WHICH FACILITATES APPLICATION SERVER MONITORING, DATABASE MONITORING, SERVER MONITORING, WEBSITE MONITORING, SERVICE MANAGEMENT, AND CUSTOM APPLICATION MONITORING.

HYPERIC HQ OPEN SOURCE

http://www.hyperic.com/downloads/

HYPERIC HQ IS THE INDUSTRY'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT THAT PROVIDES CROSS-STACK VISIBILITY FOR SOFTWARE IN PRODUCTION, WHETHER IT'S OPEN SOURCE, COMMERCIAL, OR A HYBRID. AS A RESULT, COMPANIES CAN NOW CENTRALLY MANAGE THE FAST-MOVING TECHNOLOGIES OF THE NEXT GENERATION DATA CENTER, AND MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY AVOID COSTLY DOWNTIME. AN EXTENSIBLE SYSTEM, HYPERIC HQ MANAGES ALL KINDS OF OPERATING SYSTEMS, WEB SERVERS, APPLICATION SERVERS AND DATABASE SERVERS. USING THE HYPERIC HQ PORTAL, THE SOFTWARE CAN BE QUICKLY CONFIGURED TO MONITOR, ALERT, DIAGNOSE AND CONTROL MOST TYPES OF APPLICATIONS.

KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • AUTO-DISCOVERY OF ASSET INVENTORY WITH ONE CLICK
  • MONITORS METRICS OF 45+ TECHNOLOGIES ACROSS 9 OS'S
  • TRACKS PERFORMANCE, CONFIGURATION AND SECURITY CHANGES
  • MAXIMIZES AVAILABILITY WITH ALERTING AND CORRECTIVE CONTROL ACTIONS TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY OCCUR
  • EXTENDS, CUSTOMIZES TO BEST MANAGE YOUR UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT NEEDS

GROUNDWORK MONITOR OPEN SOURCE

http://www.groundworkopensource.com/downloads/

GROUNDWORK MONITOR OPEN SOURCE INCLUDES A WIDE VARIETY OF MONITORING METHODS: ACTIVE AND PASSIVE, AGENT OR AGENT-LESS. MONITOR HOSTS, SERVICES, INTERACTIONS, LOGS, CONNECTIVITY, ENVIRONMENTAL DATA — ANY PROCESS, SERVICE OR DEVICE — GIVING YOU COMPLETE VISIBILITY AND CONTROL OVER YOUR EVER-EXPANDING INFRASTRUCTURE.

ZENOSS CORETM

http://www.zenoss.com/product/

ZENOSS CORETM IS AN OPEN SOURCE, ENTERPRISE-GRADE IT MANAGEMENT PRODUCT THAT DELIVERS THE FUNCTIONALITY THE IT OPERATIONS TEAMS NEED TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THE CONFIGURATION, HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE OF THEIR NETWORKS, SERVERS AND APPLICATIONS THROUGH A SINGLE, INTEGRATED SOFTWARE PACKAGE.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ZENOSS CORE 2.0 INCLUDE:

  • SINGLE INTEGRATED PRODUCT - TO MONITOR YOUR ENTIRE IT INFRASTRUCTURE
  • FIRST COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE CMDB - A SINGLE REPOSITORY FOR YOUR IT ASSETS
  • EASY TO USE BROWSER-BASED GUI - NO LINUX SKILLS NEEDED, ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE
  • ENTERPRISE-READY THAT SCALES TO THOUSANDS OF NODES
  • ZENPACKS FRAMEWORK - PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR ZENOSS RULES, MONITORS, ETC.

ORION NETWORK PERFORMANCE MONITOR V8 (COMMERCIAL)

http://www.solarwinds.net/products/orion/index.aspx

ORION IS A COMPREHENSIVE WEB-ENABLED FAULT, BANDWIDTH AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM, PROVIDING BROAD NETWORK VISIBILITY AND MONITORING IN AN EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE SOLUTION THAT TAKES MINUTES TO INSTALL AND CONFIGURE, IS REMARKABLY EASY TO USE AND YET SCALES TO THE SIZE OF ALMOST ANY CORPORATE NETWORK.

OSSIM

http://sourceforge.net/projects/os-sim/

OSSIM AIMS TO UNIFY NETWORK MONITORING, SECURITY, CORRELATION AND QUALIFICATION IN ONE SINGLE TOOL. INTEGRATING SNORT, ACID/BASE, MRTG, NTOP, NAGIOS, NMAP, NESSUS AND RRDTOOL WE WANT THE USER TO HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER EVERY NETWORK OR SECURITY ASPECT.

BADABING

http://wail.cs.wisc.edu/waildownload.py

END-TO-END PACKET LOSS MEASUREMENT TOOL

TNV

http://tnv.sourceforge.net/

TNV IS INTENDED FOR NETWORK TRAFFIC ANALYSIS TO FACILITATE LEARNING WHAT CONSTITUTES 'NORMAL' ACTIVITY ON A NETWORK, INVESTIGATING PACKET DETAILS SECURITY EVENTS, OR NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING. TNV CAN OPEN SAVED LIBPCAP (FROM TCPDUMP, WINDUMP, ETHEREAL, ETC.) FORMATTED FILES OR CAPTURE LIVE PACKETS ON THE WIRE, AND EXPORT DATA IN LIBPCAP FORMAT OR SAVE THE DATA TO A MYSQL DATABASE TO ENABLE EXAMINING TRENDS OVER TIME.

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