26 Jul 2000 eknuth   » (Apprentice)

Last night over dinner with cdent and squiggy, we discussed the whole network monitoring situation. We decided that the problem seems to be project definition. In this entry I am going to try and clarify what my department needs as far as this project goes.

  • statistics gathering
  • outage notification
  • threshold notification
  • report generation

    We, as a company are already using cricket/rrd and mrtg to gather statistics. We are using mon to notify us of outages. Mon also keeps a history of outages which pretty much covers the report generation. Cricket can send traps when thresholds are crossed which could probably be messaged into a pretty good threshold notification system. So, sounds like we have this almost covered. We just need to take advantage of the tools we have. My boss seems to want to do something, though.

    Racked up our dslam today. The thing is a beast.

    Does anybody else wonder if anyone ever does any advogato based industrial espionage?

    Even after bumming around the Crazy Horse until 10pm, I still managed to get my 1hr evening walk in. At lunch I just did the 30minute one. Which is probably for the best. Doing the hour long walk kind of makes my lunch hour stretch a little too long.

    I need to keep the door to my office locked and my lights off.
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