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Re: network monitoring

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 02:25:02PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
>I would like to monitor all the nodes of a cluster, but I am rather
>pressed for time so that I cannot investigate all the options.
>I tried spong, but it's pretty bad especially because it requires
>changes to the client to specify which tests to run. Ideally,
>a network monitoring system should consist of a client (running on
>the master), and servers on all nodes, which can then do as the
>client instructs. Obviously, this should be within limits, and
>strongly authenticated. Maybe SSH would work for this.
>So my question is: which network monitoring system would you
>recommend, given my requirements?

Another good tool that has not been mentioned yet is ganglia-monitor
package. It is designed for use on clusters, and makes use of rrd to
graph data over time. I use this tool along with nagios for alerts.

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