[SATLUG] Re: Linux OS as basis for Network Management
brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Jun 7 13:21:49 CDT 2008
On 6/7/08, K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
> Can someone enlightnen me? Can Linux OS be used in a network manangement
Sure. All Unix and Unix-like OSes can be used as network management
tools, or part of a larger network management system. However, a
great deal depends on the specific software you're looking at running.
> For example can you use it like for HP Openview or Cisco Works? Or is there
> an equal open source program that can monitor things like routers, switches,
> leased circuits, bandwidth, etc?
Considering that HP is a major vendor of Linux boxes, I'd imagine
there is a version of HP OpenView for Linux. Not so sure about Cisco
Works. But in any event, there are similar tools available for a
variety of platforms.
What specific features are you looking for?
> I am trying to understand the conversation about caching too. Please help?
That should be in a separate thread, not this one.
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