Jun 032009
 

If you have your Nagios monitoring server published on the public Internet and have administrators working from home or have engineers oncall for troubleshooting then you can better off with the following iPhone applications to keep you upto date on whats going on with your network (I’m assuming you are all those rich administrators with iPhones hanging in your pockets).

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Mar 212008
 


Bandwidth Monitor NG (bwm-ng) is a simple small console based live Network and Disk I/O  Bandwidth monitor for Linux, Unix, BSD,Solaris, Mac OSx, Windows based platforms.

There is no fancy GUI or interfaces simple console utility which installs and runs flawlessly showing live stats of your Network or Disk I/O stats.

Disk I/O support is only added in the latest stable version bwm-ng 0.6 and Disk I/O is not supported on Windows Platforms yet.

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Mar 182008
 


DarkStat is a simple nTop like Packet Sniffing Network Traffic/Bandwidth monitoring utility for your Linux/Unix. DarkStat relies on libpcap and presents simple webinterface with nice graphs and stats aut-refreshed. The main advantage of Darkstat is that of the footprint and the memory, CPU usage.

DarkStat can run on most of the UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD,OpenBSD,NetBSD,Solaris,Mac OS. There are also packages for Gentoo Opensuse and Debian

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Mar 172008
 


B. Dijkstra at SQWEEK.com has written a simple PHP web frontend for vnStat. The latest stable version is 1.4.1 and is available for download here

vnStat PHP Frontend requires

Apache Webserver (use Apache2.2.3 here)

PHP (use PHP5.2.0-8)

GD Image librariesvnStat already installed

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Mar 162008
 


vnStat is a free OpenSource (GPL License) network traffic monitor for Linux that keeps a log of daily network traffic for the selected interface(s) on the system. Unlike other Network Traffic monitors, vnStat analyzes the traffic information from the /proc filesystem. And, vnStat can be used even without root permissions.

vnStat maintains a database for every interface for which the network traffic analysed. We can watch the live Traffic status on the selected interface(s) or run reports on Hourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly bandwidth statics for the selected network interfaces.

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Mar 112008
 

Just came across this great Firefox Browser addon, Nagios Checker 0.11 for Nagios Network Monitoring system alerts. This is a great simple addon that shows any alarms on your nagios monitoring system simply on the browser status bar providing the need not to logon to Nagios web interface. The extension loads up in the status bar and alarms you of any network events. What I liked in the extension is that it is absolutely non-intrusive. Sits on the bottom right corner of the browser status bar and highlights any alarm. When you move your mouse over it, it displays the alarm in detail.

Nagios Status Bar alert 

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Jan 192008
 

Centreon, previously Oreon-Project is network, system and application monitoring system modelled on the best ever opensource monitoring solution, Nagios. Centreon provides a new frontend and new functionnalities to Nagios.

It allows you to be more efficient in your network monitoring, but also allows you to make your supervision information readable by a largest range of users. Indeed, a non technical user can now use the Centreon/Nagios couple to easily understand your network infrastructure thanks to charts and graphical representations of the gathered information. Skilled users still have access to specific and technical information collected  by Nagios though.

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Jan 192008
 

We have now installed Centreon Network Monitoring pre-requisites, Nagios, Nagios Plugins & centreon binaries. The final part of this installation procedure is to configure the setup paramaters from the web interface.

If you jumped into this article then please have a look at the previous three steps of this four part installation procedure:

1. Install Centreon Pre-Requisites

2. Install Nagios & Nagios Plugin

3. Install Centreon binaries

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Jan 192008
 

After having installed the pre-requisites, Nagios & Nagios plugins, the next part of the installation of centreon Network monitoring solution involves the centreon binaries itself.

If you jumped into this article then please have a look at the previous three steps of this four part installation procedure:

1. Install Centreon Pre-Requisites

2. Install Nagios & Nagios Plugin

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