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jackton 08-06-2012 10:03 AM

Bandwidth and server monitoring
Does anyone know of programs to monitor bandwidth and server (software problem or hardware failure) and notify you by email or sms looking to offer these to my customers.

bell 08-06-2012 10:06 AM

We use Observium, it has a great set of features and is pretty rock solid once you get it going,

Adding servers provides you with some amazing graphing and reporting functions as well..

OBXandos 08-07-2012 09:22 PM

Solar Wind's Orion can monitor almost everything and send email alerts, as well as store historical data. You can monitor specific interfaces on your routers and see what % utilization they are at, or get a Mbps number as well.
If you are looking more for, is customer A using more bandwidth than customer B, you can try Cacti. I believe Cacti is free. We use it to bill our customers with by how much bandwidth they use.

Below is a Cacti chart for one of our customers. You can see that they use multiple IPs and multiple ports on our routing equipment.

That is just one of several graphs that Cacti can make.

Hope this helps,

axondc 12-11-2012 05:32 PM

Observium is a good one, but we are using a dedicated data center management suite that does monitoring and billing all together.

henrycmurray 12-28-2012 08:38 AM

Observium is nice

Daisyplume 02-26-2013 12:38 PM

RE: Network monitor
There is a nice piece of software called PRTG Network Monitor, it may be a little expensive but does the job right it seems. There are also a wide range of monitor software you could find on the software market.

ITivan80 03-12-2013 09:25 PM

Cacti Nagios is a solid one it has SNMP prtocol easy to read graphs and gui set up works seamlessly.

trueman1 05-08-2013 01:59 PM work great and it's free,
you can also pay for sms messages if you like that.

StealthyHosting 05-15-2013 06:06 AM

We use a mix of Observium, and inhouse scripts.

KVChosting 05-31-2013 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by datacenterscanada (Post 48848)
Check out SolarWinds.

I also heard they are good.

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