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.
GroundWork is a platform for monitoring networks, applications and clouds. The software is available as an open source Community Edition, but the company pushes its Flex version with a per-device per-year charge, or even its Quickstart version which has more limited support but only costs $49 per year for 50 devices.