That it may be, but as far as what it presents, it has the pretty bits the management guys want.

On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:54:41 +1200, Callum Barr wrote:

I wouldnt recommend Solarwinds.  It is a bloated piece of crap.

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Bill Walker <> wrote:


The only commercial solution that comes close to what we need as an enterprise is the product suite from SolarWinds, but its expensive when your talking 8-12,000 IP enabled devices.

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:46:56 -0700, Scott Pettit wrote:

Intermapper works great for us, handles dependancies, has configurable timers for flapping, and all the usual + traps.  Remote Access is nice, engineers can bring it up from anywhere on their screen with full maps displayed rather than just a list of probes.  It's cheap.  For logging Splunk works well.
We've looked at free options but nothing seems to do the job without a ton of scripting and multiple packages.
What we don't like is the cost of Intermapper Flows – ideally we'd like to have NetFlow monitoring on everything, but at $300 USD per router + maintenance, it's hard to justify.  If anyone knows of decent NetFlow analysers that are less costly for 200+ routers, I'd like to hear about them.
From: Jonathan Brewer <>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 03:18:02 -0700
To: "" <>
Subject: [nznog] Nagios vs. OpenNMS vs. SomethingElse
If you had it all to do over again, what would you use for network monitoring: Nagios, OpenNMS, or something else entirely?

I care about availaility, latency, loss, jitter, and trap handling for interface up/down, loss of power, etc. Sensible behavior in situations where parent routers/links are flapping is also important.

I would very much appreciate input from folks monitoring 1000+ network elements.

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