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Free & Open Source Network Monitoring Systems


Candidates: Reviews:

Nagios

Currently the most widely implemented Open Source Network Management Solution.

Nagios Links: Nagios How-To Links

OpenNMS

www.opennms.org
Built to compete with HP's OpenView, the defacto NMS standard for large organizations.

SpiceWorks Desktop

www.spiceworks.com
Free, add supported solution with a very pretty front-end and agent-less discovery via SNMP, SSH and WMI with alerting and reporting.clientless network inventory application. Installs on Windows only.

Spiceworks Reviews

Network monitoring: Zenoss, SpiceWorks, Nagios, and Hyperic - 8/4/08
Spiceworks IT Desktop Review - 5/15/09

NetXMS

netxms.org


Commercial NMS

InterMapper

www.intermapper.com

OPenView

openview.hp.com

Zenoss

www.zenoss.com
Opensource, good interface and agent-less monitoring via SNMP, SSH and WMI.