Monitoring the Port Ststus of HP Procurve Switches

Hello,
I have a number HP Procurve switches on a site, configured in a ring topology (or a few rings actually).
On occassions something may happen due to the building conditions.  Most recently a fibre cable has been drilled by a contractor.  Of course the network still functions adequatly as there is the redundant path in the topology.

What I need to do is know when a port status changes on one of my fibre ports, rather than noticing an LED has stopped, or relying on a contractor to admit drilling the cables.  Otherwise I risk not knowing until a 2nd link is broken.

I was thinking about something like Castlerock SNMPc.  Does anyone have a good solutiion that will work for the Procurves?  Perhaps something that send an email, sound an alarm, flash red or whatever, as long as I can see the port status change.

Many Thanks
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JustInCaseCommented:
I am using PRTG in  my home and small offices, since it is free for limited number of sensors, and works as it should. You have also unlimited number of sensor for one month during trial period, so you can see does it suits your needs. I am using it for Cisco, but I guess that should work for HP as well.
Tracking Port StatusConfiguring alarmsPS
And as I expected - should work with HP procurve switches - as it can be  seen from this post.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
You can look into MRTG as well, it is the tool PRTG was built with.
atrevidoCommented:
I use PRTG as well.  We pay for 500 sensors though.  It's not too bad a set up and they have lots of videos.  Try it out
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
MRTG is free to use, unlimited sensors, and generates web-pages with images.
CACTI is a web based management too that uses MRTG as well.

MRTG: http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/
CACTI: http://www.cacti.net/

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