[CentOS] Re: [OT] What is the best network monitoring tool?

Ivan Levchenko levchenko.i at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 18:39:53 UTC 2008


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Ivan Levchenko wrote:
>>
>> I'm already using cacti, but its not very usable, especially the
>> notifications (or lack of them) and either i didn't find a way, or
>> cacti cannot monitor services (http, smtp, others....)
>>
>
> Nagios is for alerts and notifications, Cacti is for graphing trends.
>  While either can be forced into the other role, each is best at it does
> natively.

True, but i'm not into installing agents.. just lazy about it
probably.. i know that snmp supports everything that I need, and I
just do not want to install something that requires an agent, when it
can be done without it...


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