NetXMS 0.2.14 review

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NetXMS is new and rapidly developing monitoring system, released under GPL2 license

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 3985K
Developer: Alex Kirhenshtein
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NetXMS is new and rapidly developing monitoring system, released under GPL2 license. NetXMS project can be used for monitoring entire IT infrastructure, starting with SNMP-capable hardware (like switches and routers) and ending with applications on your servers. NetXMS is an extremely reliable and powerful monitoring system, enabling you to improve your network availability and service levels.

The system has three-tier architecture: the information is collected by monitoring agents (either our own high-performance agents or SNMP agents) and delivered to monitoring server for processing and storing. Network administrator can access collected data using Windows-based Management Console, WEB Interface or Management Console for PocketPC.

Having been designed with flexibility and scalability in mind, NetXMS features a wide range of supported platforms, leaving you the freedom of choice of platform(s) for your network. NetXMS Server, the core system, is currently available for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.

High-performance modular monitoring Agents are available for the same platforms as well as for OpenBSD, NetBSD, NetWare, HP-UX and AIX. NetXMS currently supports the following databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL and Oracle. Due to the modular structure of the system, support for other SQL databases can be added upon request in a matter of days.

Here are some key features of "NetXMS":
NetXMS allows monitoring network devices, servers and applications from one management server
Configuration and access to monitoring data take place through the user-friendly and customizable Windows-based GUI
NetXMS ability to send e-mails and SMS notifications, or execute external programs as a reaction to any event, enables you to receive warning notifications based on collected values
Ability to organize monitored objects into hierarchical structure to represent service dependencies
Centralized agent upgrade
Layer 3 IP topology autodiscovery
Portable client library
Very flexible event processing
Remote actions
Flexible access control configuration

What's New in This Release:
The alarm system was changed, so now the state can be new, acknowledged, or terminated.
Helpdesk status was added.
DCI values can now be pushed to the server instead of pulled on a schedule.
Thresholds support was dramatically improved, so states are saved across server restart, and new thresholds like "data collection error" were added.
Active network discovery was implemented.
Configuration was simplified.
The server was ported to AIX and HP-UX.
The agent for HP-UX is now ready for production use.

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