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Looking for SNMP Monitorring Products

We currently have an old version of What's Up Gold that is pretty flakey.

I was going to reinstall this but am realising the ammount of configuration that is involved as we have 90 sites and 3-400 objects we need monittorring.

Before I start looking at this I am wanting to see what other products that are available that are self configguring where sites will be created and devices picked up and monittored.

Any suggestions as to what you use.

Am willing to spend  up to about £10,000.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Kamran Arshad


The significatn SNMP monitoring applications are:


1- Nagios                         www.nagios.org
2-Zenoss                         www.zenoss.com/
3-JFFNMS                         www.jffnms.org
4-OpenNMS                     www.opennms.org
5-Bandwidthd                 bandwidthd.sourceforge.net/
6-BigSister                      www.bigsister.ch/
7-NTOP                           www,ntop.org
8-Cacti                            www.cacti.net
9-MRTG                           oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/

Propriety Solutions:

1-HP-OpenView                     www.hp.com
2-SolarWinds Orion               www.solarwinds.com
3-Adventnet OPManager      www.adventnet.com
4-Bigbrother                         www.bb4.org/
5-PRTG                                  www.paessler.com/prtg

There are many more. Please do let me know if none comes up to your expectations.

While I'm a fan of Nagios, it takes considerable time upfront to configure and may be too labor-intensive in your situation.  I've tested Zenoss and thought it was a fairly decent product although prefer Nagios to Zenoss.  

For a simple out-of-box solution that discovers the network and has a nice UI I would recommend ManageEngine.  

If you're working with Dell hardware, I'd strongly recommend looking at Dell's Open Manage IT Assistant.

One more product that I looked at was SpiceWorks.  I was initially interested in their Helpdesk Ticketing solution, but also looked at their Inventory solution.  I was pleasantly surprised at the detail that this solution was able to discover on its own.  There's a free option that has advertising running down the right side and a relatively inexpensive paid subscription service if you can't have the advertising.

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