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Monitoring routers and switches with SNMP.

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We need to monitor several switches and routers across our Company's MPLS and we need to monitor utilization and a few other health items on this equipment using SNMP traps. If a monitored health item is out of bounds, we would like the SNMP trap software to send us an email notifying us. What are the best free SNMP trap programs that we can use to do this? Windows would be best but we would also be able to use Linux if absolutely necessary.

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by:pergr
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Cacti
Nagios
Opennms
Observium
Zenoss

are all pretty good.
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by:Garry Glendown
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+1 for OpenNMS ... especially if you have a large number of sites or devices ... though it does take a bit of learning to get a decent understanding of how the system operates, by its design as an enterprise-grade NMS, it's very flexible and will cover all of your needs ... especially the possibilities of reacting to certain traps (or syslog messages) in different ways (e.g. sending an SMS or mail etc.) will ensure that once your system is running, the maintenance of your network will be a lot easier ...
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Spiceworks (might be a bit too much), PRTG.

http://www.spiceworks.com/
http://www.paessler.com/prtg/download
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PRTG has wide scope and worth exploring with its wide range of sensors,  tools for network assessment as well

overview/tools - http://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg8/snmp_monitoring
sensors - http://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg8/available_sensor_types.htm#snmp

Solarwind is another. It has an Engineer’s Toolset and also ipMonitor delivers out-of-the-box, up/down monitoring that is perfect for keeping up with your network devices, servers, and applications.

http://www.solarwinds.com/solutions/network-router-monitor.aspx
http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/tags/snmp-monitoring.aspx
tools - http://www.solarwinds.com/products/solarwinds_free_tools/
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Thank you, PRTG is EXACTLY what I needed and runs on our existing Windows server.
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