“We wanted to monitor the city grid and the IT infrastructure we have in the business group with a system where we have access to support, so that we don’t have to spend hours online finding solutions in the community. The purchase was handled and demanded by the IT department, that also monitors the IT infrastructure in the city.”
Nossebro Energi compared OP5 with Netcrunch, check_mk, Cacti and Nagios and the focus was on handling different ways of getting data through snmp/script for monitoring.
“We chose OP5 Monitor mainly because it is a complete solution with available support in Swedish, that also gave us great opportunity to download data from odd systems via script. Today, we run OP5 Monitor in a VMware environment with multi-network monitoring and the OP5 Monitor app, so that we quickly can see if and where problems exist in the network. We set up the monitoring ourselves with some support. The project went well and we first picked up standard things like server issues, both Linux and Windows. After that we added the switches. Lastly, we, for example, added statistics from DHCP and external service suppliers that showed the number of IP-TV modules that are running on the grid.”
“Set up a test environment and insert a pair of each type of equipment, see if there is something you did not think about which might be good to monitor. Do not forget to try to create your own script to get unusual data. In our case, evaluation and implementation have worked without any major problems so we would do it the same way again.”
“Yes, it has worked well, as the OP5 Monitor is so complete with a quick support team. If a problem should appear, it will usually be resolved directly. If you speak to them, they will tell you more.”
Distribution Switches? Panels? Routers? Access Switches? The households?