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Open source solution to measure bandwidth

I would like to use something such as Iperf to regularly test bandwidth/throughput (other measures are a bonus) from point to point. Points being windows hosts unless someone knows how to do this from Cisco 3560/70's switches using IP SLA. I do not use Cisco routers.

The catch is that I would like to log either via SNMP or syslog the results. I don't see any way  to using Iperf.
 Any  ideas?
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Lafflin

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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If you have a linux machine use Nagios.  http://www.nagios.org/

But it will take alot of personalization as will PRTG. PRTG also is not open source, but it is free on a limited amount of resources.
neilpage99

Paessler isn't open source. They do provide a "free" version with significant limitations though. I use their commercial version and it rocks.

A good open source solution would be to use Cacti
http://www.cacti.net
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Lafflin

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This would be perfect were it free. I would need about 25 monitors, and I'm trying to remain on the free side.
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I think I am liking cacti so far, I do appreciate all of your input though.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

im sure prtg used to be opensource and free, we have a free version, thats not branded paessler!?
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neilpage99

A long time ago, it was branded differently, or owned differently, but it has since changed brands.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

thats the version we still use for bandwidth! thanks for clearing that up best make an archive on dvd!
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Thanks to everyone who weighed in.
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