[SATLUG] Re: Linux OS as basis for Network Management

FIRESTORM_v1 firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 14:21:35 CDT 2008

I'm curious as to what kind of "network managment" you are trying to do.
Are you looking for gathering SNMP statistics of devices or remote


On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> On 6/7/08, K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
>>  Can someone enlightnen me?  Can Linux OS be used in a network manangement
>>  since?
> 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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