Elisa Jasinska, Bob McCouch and I were scheduled to record a NetOps podcast with a major vendor, but unfortunately their technical director cancelled at the last minute. Like good network engineers, we immediately found plan B and focused on Elisa’s specialty: open-source tools.
It took Elisa about 10 milliseconds to sort those tools into various categories and we were ready to start the podcast. We covered:
- SNMP tools (MRTG, Cacti, Grafana);
- Alerting tools (Nagios);
- Flow-processing tools (Pmacct and Kibana/ELK)
- Configuration backup (Rancid and Oxidized)
- Configuration management tools (Ansible and Tail-F)
- IPAM (6connect and Dyn).