[CentOS] Recommendation On Ping And Alert Tool

Kennedy Clark hkclark at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 21:25:14 UTC 2005

Hi everyone,

Great thread. Thanks to all for their input!

Bryan asks a good question about whether we are looking for a full SNMP
tool. Actually, we have some pretty big systems that already handle those
functions. For this project, we are just looking for ping-type "is it up or
down" information on a "subset of the overall network."

It looks like Jacob's recommendation for Mon could be spot on. But, that
being said, OpenNMS and Zabbix look pretty cool and worth a look (possibly
for other projects with more complex needs). Re a script, I was going to do
something like that if I couldn't get anything here :-) but I was trying to
avoid having to add in the "don't send and email every time it checks during
a prolonged outage" (just send at the beginning and maybe the end).

Let me know if folks think of other ideas.

Thanks again,

On 9/22/05, Todd Reed <treed at astate.edu> wrote:
> I previously used Nagios and because of the painful configurations, I
> found
> OpenNMS. It does all I need and more, being more easier than Nagios. It
> uses PostgreSQL and runs on top of Tomcat4.
> Here is how I installed OpenNMS and it's prereqs. It's rough, but it
> works.
> Installing Java and Tomcat
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