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Linux Software For Network and Server Management – Part II

We have studied some Linux software for Network and Management in our previous article. You can check it here.

Here is the list of some additional Linux Network and Server Management tools available in the market.


Htop-Network and Server Management

Htop is a network and server management tool with a command line interface. It runs on Linux and Unix systems. This helps system administrators to check each of the processes running on a server with details of process id, CPU usage, service running for that particular process etc.

Htop is free to download and use. You can download it from here.

Nagios Core

Nagios-Network and Server Management

Nagios Core is an open source network monitoring system which can monitor all the instances of your network simultaneously. It’s a well known Linux and Unix monitoring system. It acts as an alert system for servers, switches, applications, and services. This helps support staff to work on problematic things in the network and resolve issues on time. In addition, support staff can refer available historical records for a future review.

You can download Nagios Core for free from here.


OpenNMS-Network and Server Management

OpenNMS is an Open Network Management System. It was designed to manage tens of thousands of devices from a single server as well as manage unlimited devices using a cluster (a group of servers) of servers. Moreover, OpenNMS consist of a discovery engine to automatically configure and manage network devices without operator intervention. The system can monitor both Linux and Windows PC’s, servers as well as network appliances like switches and routers.

There are two different versions of OpenNMS i.e. Meridian and HorizonMeridian is advisable for enterprises looking for stability and long term support. Horizon is the version where innovation happens quickly but it is the same for monitoring new technologies and IT ecosystems. Both versions are completely open source.

You can download the latest version of OpenNMS from here.






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