2014-02-04 11:45:00 UTC

Looking For Network Monitoring Tools

I'm looking to implement a solution to monitor over 100 systems including servers. What are the best network monitoring tools?

11 Answer

Hi Shailesh,

You actually have a lot of options. You can choose to implement free and open source systems like Nagios or go commercial with Solarwinds. If you don't have any experience with an NMS, I suggest to try open source systems first just to "get your feet wet". Nagios is a very good system for that, and you can move to paid support should you need advance monitoring and reporting features. You can then use this experience to benchmark commercial solutions and see if they will fit your needs and your budget.

In our case, we decided to stick with Nagios for a few years as it fits ours needs. It was only later on that we purchased Solwarwinds as part of our network equipment upgrade project. We needed network performance monitoring and configuration management, so it was the logical choice. There are others out there though, and you can look around here at IT Central Station for reviews of network monitoring tools.

2014-02-04 23:31:27 UTC04 February 14
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