Okay, so I might be bringing up a tired and much debated question here...
I'm going to be heading down to Stillwater, Oklahoma in a week's time to
start a sysadmin job in the telecommunications department at Oklahoma
State University. One of the things they expressed to me that they
would like is a monitoring system for their servers and networking
equipment (they're currently using custom ping scripts). During my
interview I described my experience with Nagios since I've used it
extensively on the server side. But with my new job mostly involving
networking equipment I'm pondering OpenNMS a bit.
With my very limited experience with OpenNMS (none essentially) I'm
wondering what would be best to implement in a more network-oriented
side of a server and network equipment environment. I'm thinking I
could achieve the same results with OpenNMS by using Nagios with the
check_snmp plugin, and I'd like to monitor some more specific things on
the servers that the telecommunications department has (such as disk
space, status of certain processes, etc), things I know Nagios can do.
Could OpenNMS do the same thing? Better perhaps? How difficult is it
to transition from configuring Nagios to configuring OpenNMS?
Hopefully I'm not opening up a big flame war on this...
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