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RE: Network inventory and configuration tracking tools

  • From: Rishi Singh
  • Date: Thu Aug 08 10:26:22 2002

I've used FootPrints in the past with very good success. It not only
served our change management processes but also help desk trouble
ticketing. Its very customizable and quite affordable.

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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Sean Donelan [mailto:sean@donelan.com] 
    > Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 11:09 PM
    > To: nanog@merit.edu
    > Subject: Network inventory and configuration tracking tools
    > 
    > 
    > 
    > 
    > How about an operations oriented question.  What is the 
    > current preferences amoung network operators for network 
    > inventory and configuration management tools? Not so much 
    > status monitoring (up,
    > down) but other stuff network operator wants to know like 
    > circuit IDs (how many IDs can a circuit have?), network 
    > contacts, design layout reports (layer 1/2/3), what's 
    > supposed to be connected to that port? The stuff you 
    > can't get out of the box itself.
    > 
    > Most ISPs seem to end up with a combination of homegrown 
    > systems, opensource, and commercial products.  The 
    > commercial "integrated" systems have lots of stuff, and 
    > according to the vendors can do anything including splice fiber.
    > 
    > CiscoWorks	www.cisco.com
    > Netcracker	www.netcracker.com
    > NetView 	www.tivoli.com
    > Openview	www.hp.com
    > VitalQIP	www.qip.lucent.com
    > Visionael	www.visionael.com
    > 
    > 
    > 

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