[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
configuration?


FIRESTORM_v1

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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