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Top 15 Recommended Network Monitoring Software Tools

By admin on Jan 05, 2012 with Comments 0 The network monitoring tools used to monitor the entire network devices and services constantly and it notifies the Network Administrators if any network devices or services effected (any Node or Links down and services affected with high utilization). Now most of the organizations from the smallest office to the largest enterprises looking for some kind of network monitoring tools to help them analyze performance issues, alert them to threats, and provide reports on the health of the network environment. For any organization it is highly crucial to invest on Network Monitoring Tools. This below list comprises of some free and some paid but all desirable Network monitoring tools, you can find customized package or an open source code tool as per your requirements.

Cacti
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

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PRTG Network Monitor
PRTG monitors system availability using a variety of methods from simple ping through SNMP and WMI protocols to specific tasks such as HTTP, DNS, and Remote Desktop availability using various sensors. Using specific sensors for specific machines, an administrator can monitor service availability–including Exchange and SQL–and be notified instantly of problems. Also, PRTG comes with some bandwidth monitoring sensors, so you can ensure that malware designed to do DoS, “phone home”, and other overload activities are not operating on your network. PRTG supports all Windows versions, XP/2003 or later.

Check More on PRTG Nagios Nagios is a system and network monitoring application.). It watches hosts and services that you specify. pager. . Check More On Nagios Orion Network Performance Monitor Orion Network Performance Monitor is the ticket for large. Some of its many features include monitoring of network services (SMTP. complex network environments. monitoring of host resources (processor load. ICMP. or user-defined method). and easily customizable reports. etc. an integrated Wireless Poller to monitor wireless devices.). enterprise-class Open Source components to deliver the best monitoring solution for today’s demanding organizational requirements. NNTP. disk usage. Stand-out features are the Web interface. and contact notifications when service or host problems occur and get resolved (via email. etc. alerting you when things go bad and when they get better. HTTP. POP3. Nagios XI extends on proven.

Munin is available for UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems including: Linux. that depicts connections ata-glance. Solaris.and 64-bit versions).Check More on Orion Network Performance Monitor Colasoft packet graphing Colasoft software includes a Diagnosis console that lists events separated by OSI layers and enables sorting by severity.and 64-bit versions). AIX.1 no longer supports Windows 2000. Update: Capsa 7.and 64-bit versions). . It is designed to be very plug and play. Windows Server 2003 (32. Windows 2008 (32. and HP-UX. Supported operating systems are Windows-only: Windows XP (32. source address or event type to help speed recovery. NetBSD. and even applications. Windows Vista (32.and 64-bit versions) and Windows 7 (32and 64-bit versions). too. further enhancing diagnosis. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.2. OS X / Darwin supported in trunk. A special Matrix view is available. SANS. PCs. FreeBSD. Check More on Colasoft Packet Graphing Munin Munin is an open source application that enables the administrator to monitor and collect data for networks.

Check More On Zenoss Zabbix Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution that has Advanced cache module for much better performance. You can install packages built for most flavours of Linux and Mac OS X. Also available are virtual appliances for VMware. or build it from source on any other system where there are no packages pre-built. .Check More On Munin Zenoss Zenoss provides insight and unified operations for large-scale physical. Zenoss is available for a number of operating systems. virtual and cloud-based IT environments.

e.Check More On Zabbix collectd collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. . Check More On collectd Observium Observium is an autodiscovering PHP/MySQL/SNMP based network monitoring system focused primarily on Cisco and Linux networks but includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. capacity planning). performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.

It will monitor nearly any applications like TCP + UDP applications. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. Argus is a fixed-model Real Time Flow Monitor designed to track and report on the status and performance of all network transactions seen in a data network traffic stream. XDR for compact. The record format that Argus uses is flexible and extensible. IP connectivity. demand. supporting generic flow identifiers and metrics. and jitter on a per transaction basis. It leverages widely used technologies such as XML for data representation. Databases. loss. delay. Programs. . capacity. and RRDtool for data storage and visualization. Check More On Argus Ganglia Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. Argus provides a common data format for reporting flow metrics such as connectivity. SNMP OIDS. as well as application/protocol specific information. etc. portable data transport.Check More On Observium Argus Argus is a system and network monitoring application.

directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Check More On Monit Splunk Splunk allows you to index. Web-based location. AIX.Check More On Ganglia Monit Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring. files. Mac. Splunk is a modular Web-based tool that allows you to add or subtract apps to match your needs. Solaris. and BSD. and report on both live and archived IT data. processes. centralized. alert. search. Splunk collects data from multiple sources on your network and analyzes that data in one. . Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. There are both free and enterprise versions available for Windows. Linux.

It will keep you apprised of the status of your network. cloud. network equipment.Check More On Splunk LogicMonitor LogicMonitor allows you to add an agent to a machine and have it monitored from your own. personalized dashboard that can be reached from anywhere using a web browser. Check More on Logic Monitor Share/Bookmark . applications. power infrastructure. databases. and more.