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Which Network Analyzer and Network Configuration Manager do you recommend?

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services

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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37 Answers

Faycal Noushi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User


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:

Good luck!  

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewerShibu Babuchandran
ExpertModeratorReal User

@Faycal Noushi ,
Thanks a lot for your response

Faycal Noushi - PeerSpot reviewerFaycal Noushi
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

Robert Vergeer - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

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

TjeerdSaijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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


Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewerShibu Babuchandran
ExpertModeratorReal User

@TjeerdSaijoen , Thanks for the response
can you help me with any use cases with riverbed. and the reason for suggesting the same.

TjeerdSaijoen - PeerSpot reviewerTjeerdSaijoen
Top 5Real User

@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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