I am just installing fedora 8 onto an IBM server to use as a network monitor. I've been looking at Nagio and openNMS am am not sure which is best. Does anyone out there have any input? im also going to use mrtg with rrdtools and router2 if I can ever get it to work. Only ever used it on windows but it was slow and maxed the cpu out. Been told runs better on linux.
On the selecting of the packages I sore xen and kvm, I was thinking about using visualization and running different systems but have never used it. Is one better than the other? Can either run (hate to say it) windows?
If anyone has setup a NMS box can you let me know what us used.
I have also been looking for some software to do the same job that cisco works can do as in connecting to devices, pulling off the configs and sw etc each night if changes have been made. Be an inventory for all the hardware. At the moment I have it all in a spreadsheet and its a pain in the arse.
Suggestions welcome please
On a different note, I use windows on my work laptop and would love to get rid. My problem is we use ad etc. I have played around and Lotus notes can be run in wine or I can use the native linux version, my big problem is things like mmc's for ad admin etc, visio as i have not seen a good alternative. I have tried mmc in wine with no joy. Anyone got any ways round this. I dont want to have to use vnc or rdp to a server to run them if possible.
Thanks in advance