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.
Observium is an auto-discovering network monitoring tool. According to the site, "Its design goals include collecting as much historical data about devices as possible, being completely auto-discovered with little or no manual intervention and having a very intuitive interface."