What is the Best NMS , What NMS to Go with , Which NMS is Best for my Organization ???????????
These are the questions wrecking your head when your organization decide to buy or move to any other NMS , here are some information I will put in and keep on updating it .
First and Foremost There is no specific network monitoring tool which can be said to be the best.. Hahaha I know what you guys are thinking at teh moemnt .
Most of them are preety good and provide you with the information you need on day to day basis.It actually depends upon what you are looking for in a monitoring tool like
- COST ($$$$$) you are willing to pay
- Easy to use
Concord, HPOV, Unicenter TNG, Tivoli and SOlarwinds are some of the good tools that I have worked with.
Here are Some Pre Purchase checklist of NMS Applications , Normally these are the areas where NMS Vendors trick us ....
- Root Cause Analysis
Inorder to do root cause analysis NMS must have collected sufficient data about the networj beaviours and see which Devices are dependent on whihc one. Finally deviation or anomaty can help in proper root acuse analysis .
- SNMP Capable..
(Total Octates IN + total Octates OUT) * 8 / 1024 = Bandwidth
So be sure to check the whole process how NMS works with OID's and dont get screwed ... :) by puchasing only SNMP get based NMS