26 helpful open source network management tools
Free or low cost tools for professional IT admins
By Jeff Caruso | Network World US | Published: 13:30, 07 October 2011
Over the last decade or so, open source development has skyrocketed, and network management software has ridden that wave. Many frustrated IT administrators have turned to free tools to monitor, configure and map their networked devices. Here are 26 examples of open source network management software tools to help you do your job.
Starting out as open source project ZipTie five years ago, NetworkAuthority Inventory continuously discovers and tracks networked devices. It can back up and restore device configurations, and compare configurations between devices. It is free for internal business purposes.