2022-05-08T02:23:00Z
SB
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
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Which Network Analyzer and Network Configuration Manager do you recommend?

Hi community,

I work as the Regional Manager at a Tech Services company.

Currently, I'm exploring open-source Network Analyzer and Network Configuration managers. 

Which one would you recommend and why?

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FN
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
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2022-05-10T14:49:12Z
May 10, 2022

Hello, 


For Network Analyzer, you can use Elastiflow. It's pretty complete even though its development has stopped lately (we have recently deployed it in production for a customer). It is still just as good as it was a few years ago.


For Network Configuration Management, it really depends on the sets of features you're looking for. But, you can use the Ansible & Gitlab combo. We've written a full tutorial for it on our website: https://www.zen-networks.io/ne...


Good luck!  

FN
CEO/Founder at Zen Networks
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May 12, 2022

@Shibu Babuchandran With pleasure. I hope it helped :)

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RV
Teamlead at i-LEVEL ICT Solutions
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2022-05-12T08:41:17Z
May 12, 2022

For the network configuration manager, I would take a look at Auvik. It is free to try and easy to deploy.


They do a decent job of network traffic analyzing. If you want to look inside the traffic only there is  Wireshark.  


Kind Regards, 


Robert Vergeer

DL
Director - Consultor Senior Unix/Linux - Freelance at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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2022-12-07T17:07:45Z
Dec 7, 2022

Hi, in this case, Nagios Network Analyzer could be a good option, the big advantage is that is very easy to connect with Nagios XI and you can see information on networks and you can verify different information using SNMP on Nagios XI too, you can enjoy of all information in one place, other features are related with very behavior on a specific IP or port, this is normal in all solutions, I believe the disadvantage in this solution is that it is not open source (Nagios has Nagios Core, that is open source, is amazing but you need a little bit knowledge about Linux, nothing complex). I used other solutions in other labor life (lol) like cacti, but with this solution, you should in a short time need to use other solutions for servers and other solutions to log. I hope that my information can help you. 

AW
Marketing & PR Specialist at AdRem Software
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2022-08-26T16:02:38Z
Aug 26, 2022

For Network Configuration Manager, have a look at Device Config functionality that is part of NetCrunch. it includes predefined profiles of over 180 network device types, plus an editor that helps you easily create new profile definition for any less popular device that you have in your network. 
More here: Monitoring of Device Configuration (adremsoft.com)

TS
CEO at Rufusforyou LLC
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2022-05-11T10:34:54Z
May 11, 2022

I recommend checking Riverbed, depending on what you need: SNMP, MIB, or Flow. They have many tools available but they are not open source.


 

TS
CEO at Rufusforyou LLC
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May 16, 2022

@Shibu Babuchandran yes Riverbed has several use cases, check Digital Experience Innovation & Acceleration | Riverbed
also riverbed is one of the companies focused on networks and network deduction, I work with a lot of tools and have a long history, today you need a total solution for on-prem, hybrid, cloud, multicloud. I use Instana for obeservability, Turbonomic for cost savings and Riverbed with sevone for network and network cost deduction

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