Which monitoring tool are there (if possible for free ;-)
for monitoring a network. There was big brother, but
whats an recent good tool. At the moment we use WhatsUp,
but this runs on Windows only.
> Which monitoring tool are there (if possible for free ;-)
> for monitoring a network. There was big brother, but
> whats an recent good tool. At the moment we use WhatsUp,
> but this runs on Windows only.
Hope to get rid of WhatsUp.
I've played with Cricket, Cacti, MRTG etc. before to monitor network
traffic but I've always done this by querying the switches concerned. Is
there a way to do something similar on the server side?
The reason for this is that this time around I don't have "root" access
over the switches. So rather than go through all the political channels to
get the SNMP access to the switches it'd be quicker to monitor from the
servers themselves where I do have complete control.
Any tools that can do this? Or at a more of a "hack" level can I get an
indirect idea of network activity by monitoring some kernel network
variable? After all the eth card must know how many packets it sent /
2. GDK & pixels