If not SNMP... then what?
Posted on 2004-09-07
I have been asked to set up some kind of monitoring on our managed switches and 10 servers. Dell Switches and Dell Blade servers running Server 2000 and 2003.
I have poked around at setting up SNMP, but keep getting statements that SNMP is insecure.
But I have not obtained any other alternatives to using SNMP with some monitoring tools.
So far all the tools I have looked at use SNMP to complete the task of monitoring and being able to respond to Network issues.
I need some quick advice on what is working in the field and waht is not, keeping in mind that this is a small business. We have 5 satelite offices in Fla and 1 in Ga. It is a small WAN, but most important is that we need to monitor our main office consisting of 4 managed switches and 10 servers
Thanks in advance... Michael..