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Re: Backbone Monitoring Tools
On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Alexei Roudnev wrote:
I use snmpstatd - snmpstat.sf.net .
Oooh, looks nice!
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Ashe Canvar
2. actively detect routing changes / failover to redundant paths using traceroutes i.e. alert if SFO->CHG->NYC changes to SFO->LXE->HOU->NYC ( link state protocols suck as far as testing backup paths go)
Ashe, I've done this using "mon" (http://www.kernel.org/software/mon/). It comes with two traceroute monitors which remember the past paths and alert when that path changes. In fact, one of the monitors can even detect load-balanced alternate paths, e.g. if there are multiple possible intermediate paths during normal operation. You'll want to look at the latest 1.1 release from CVS: http://www.kernel.org/software/mon/development.html
3. actively transfer a fixed file i.e. draw a datarate grid between every datacenter and every other datacenter
In fact, I belive people have done precisely this with mon before. Try asking on the mailing list, I'm quite sure someone will respond.
I am in a buy vs. build debate with my boss ;)
Build! I think mon gets you at least 90% to where you want to go.