[CentOS] One for the Cisco experts...

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 15:43:44 UTC 2009

Sean Carolan wrote:
>> I'll repeat my recommendation for OpenNMS.  Getting started is as easy
>> as 'yum install' (almost...).  And it can do about anything you'd want
>> in a monitoring system - including matching up those switch ports with
>> the connected devices.
> Les, at first I didn't heed your advice because I figured it would be
> another ten hour battle to get opennms installed.  I was pleasantly
> surprised to find that that it installed in ten minutes using yum on
> my CentOS 5 box.  Much slicker interface than netdisco, and it
> discovered all the ports on my switches on the first try.  Thanks for
> the suggestion!

It was somewhat difficult to install on Centos (mostly just getting a 
Sun JVM installed sanely) until they added the yum repository.  It is 
still somewhat complicated to deal with all of the things it can do so 
I'd suggest joining the mailing list if you haven't already.  It does 
support many more devices out of the box than netdisco, including hosts 
as well as network equipment. If you want it to collect snmp data for 
graphs on the switch ports that don't have addresses you can set 
collection manually for each one or just change snmpStorageFlag to "all' 
in datacollection-config.xml.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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