View Full Version : [all variants] Network monitoring home users

March 2nd, 2009, 09:43 PM
I'm looking for suggestions and input from people regarding the various Network monitoring tools available. I don't have time to try them all and choose myself. I read about nagio/zabbix/ and more... But i want to hear what people think and do they have other suggestions upon my needs :

- 4/5 users
- run it from server not router/firewall(i have trendnet can't use OpenWrt / DD-wrt).
- type of report=> load/protocoles/etc...
- relatively easy to install
- Gui/web interface
-email report if Alert.
- as light as possible ,just because i like efficient and because that server already do file(smb,nfs)/web(personal)/and more.

March 9th, 2009, 11:42 AM
I recommend Zabbix (http://www.unix.com/links/system-application-and-network-management-10/zabbix-124/). It is free and meets or exceeds all your requirements.

Will you be running / monitoring Apache2 or MySQL?

March 9th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Yes ,I already use Apache2 and I think i already installed Mysql. I like lighttpd and Sqlite too.

March 9th, 2009, 04:04 PM
or you could use cacti & ntop

March 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM
ntop look more appealing than cacti.