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Hello Everyone:

 

Over the last couple of years, we have been using Zenoss to monitor services and devices on our network. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that this might not be the right tool for us. Prior to Zenoss, we used Whats Up – which I was also dissatisfied with.

Can you share with me which tool you use and how well it is working for you? Our environment includes dozens of physical servers, websites, a number of ESX hosts, SANs, NASs, numerous Cisco (and other) networking gear and environmental sensors.

The ideal solution will be fairly easy to implement, be able to deeply inspect an application, have the latest global status in a single pane and have a robust e-mail/SMS notification capability.

 

Thank you.

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Tunde Giwa

Chief Technology Officer

The Juilliard School

60 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York NY 10023

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We are using Opsview. It is highly recommended by our monitoring expert.

Cynthia

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Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom
Chief Information Officer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Executive Director, Academic Computing and Communications Center
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

312-413-2495
Cynthiar@uic.edu

From: Tunde Giwa <tgiwa@JUILLIARD.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012 3:50 PM
To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] Network Monitoring

Hello Everyone:

 

Over the last couple of years, we have been using Zenoss to monitor services and devices on our network. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that this might not be the right tool for us. Prior to Zenoss, we used Whats Up – which I was also dissatisfied with.

Can you share with me which tool you use and how well it is working for you? Our environment includes dozens of physical servers, websites, a number of ESX hosts, SANs, NASs, numerous Cisco (and other) networking gear and environmental sensors.

The ideal solution will be fairly easy to implement, be able to deeply inspect an application, have the latest global status in a single pane and have a robust e-mail/SMS notification capability.

 

Thank you.

-----------------------------------

Tunde Giwa

Chief Technology Officer

The Juilliard School

60 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York NY 10023

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Good afternoon,

 

Try Solarwinds.  They have a nice suite of products for monitoring and tracking.  You can purchase only the components that you need.

 

http://www.solarwinds.com

 

Thank you,

 

William W. Hanby

Chief Information Officer | Office of Information Technology

Hastings College | 710 N. Turner Ave. | Hastings, NE  68901

o. 402.461.7339 | c. 402-705-1906 | whanby@hastings.edu

 

 

Hi!

We have switched from Zenoss to Zabbix and are very satisfied. Zabbix is complete open source. At Riga Technical University we are monitoring more than 1000 devices starting including servers, data center infrastructure elements, all network routers and switches and also classroom equipment.

 

The cool thing is that Zabbix has good dashboards that realy provide help to identify problems.

 

Zigmunds Zitmanis

Administrative Director

Riga Technical University

Kalku 1, 309, Riga, Latvia

 

 

 

Tunde, We started using Zabbix a few years ago to replace NetSaint. The product showed some promising differences. Here were some Distributed access and granular controls Simple configurations that are easily extensible and granular using templates through a web interface Able to monitor SNMP (trap and poll), comes with a proprietary agent built for most all OS versions, IPMI, and custom built monitoring any OS, anything supporting SNMP Most of the common features for monitoring Database driven web application Notifications through multiple modes Dependency controls Maintenance window controls Sub Agents for distributed management if needed Open Source - with the option for pay for support - we have not required support at this time A good depth of online documentation, support group and discussion boards. A unique feature in this product is the service monitoring capability that allows you to define ITIL like services for visibility by non systems folks. The service is a layer of indirection that uses a consolidation of other systems based checks that can be used in the following way. It can allow the help desk to quickly determine if there is a problem with a service or it can help systems staff quickly triage problem such as web or email were there are multiple parts by allowing the operator to quickly locate a problem within a service. I hope this helps Barry On 11/13/2012 2:51 AM, Dale Smith wrote: >
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