What tools or softwares to monitors cisco network (vlan, LAN, WAN, VPN...) ?

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Hi guys,

I have couple vlan, VPN, and LAN cisco network at my work and i'm just wondering there is any tool or software (GUI) to monitor these services ?
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yes, something like that, but it costs money... Thanks

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I'd like something for trial or free to test out first before decide to purchase a license. Thanks
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Several good open source tools you can use are:

Zenoss- www.zenoss.com
Nagios - www.nagios.net
cacti - www.cactu,net

All three of these do a good job of monitoring servers and networking gear. All of them use SNMP to acomplish this. For networking gear i would lean more twords a combination of nagios and cacti over zenoss but zenoss has a simple to use GUI interface for configuration were nagios does not.

I have also hear of Nedi but have never tried it. It looks like it might help you out as well

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You may have a look at the below products:

HP-OpenView                                www.hp.com
JFFNMS                                             www.jffnms.org
OpenNMS                                          www.opennms.org
Nagios                                             www.nagios.org
Microsoft Operation Manager       www.microsoft.com
ZenOSS                                           www.zenoss.com
Cacti                                               www.cacti.net
MRTG                                             oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg
PRTG                                             www.paessler.com/prtg
Adventnet OP Manager                 www.adventnet.com
Adventnet Netflow Analyzer       www.adventnet.com
SolarWinds Orion                     www.solarwinds.com
Bandwidthd                               bandwidthd.sourceforge.net
Zabbix                                           www.zabbix.com
Ntop                                            www.ntop.org
CiscoWorks                               www.cisco.com
Observer                                 www.networkinstruments.com
AutoNOC                                        www.autonoc.com
IBM Tivoli                                     www.ibm.com
BigBrother                                 www.bb4.com
BigSister                                  www.bigsister.ch
Etherape                                etherape.sourceforge.net
NAV                                           metanav.uninett.no
Netdisco                                 netdisco.org
ODCNMS                                       www.odcnms.org

Have a look and select the one which suits your needs.

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