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Thread: Network monitoring
9th November 2008, 18:18 #1Member
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We're a medium sized animation production studio. We're running Isilon servers and about 100 workstations. I'd like some way to monitor our server and network performance, often we'll have slow downs or network issues and it can be very tricky to troubleshoot.
Given that 3D rendering and HD compositing hits a network pretty hard it'd be useful to know what tech and IT departments in other studios use to monitor and troubleshoot network issues.
any tips gratefully recieved.
5th January 2009, 06:51 #2Member
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The one I have used sucessfully is http://www.nagios.org/.
The thing that is nice about it is that it is easy to write your own checks for other devices. It is possible to have it talk to snmp devices too, but I've personally never dabbled with that, since it gets complicated very quickly.
Certainly for your size it should be fine. One thing though, its good for alerting you that there is a problem (it can page you or email you), but the reporting tools are not great for historical graphing. For that, we have been using http://www.cacti.net/
Last edited by firstname.lastname@example.org; 5th January 2009 at 06:53.