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Old 10-31-2008, 04:39 AM
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Network down/latency alert system PHONE/SMS?

Hi guys
What companies are you using to monitor a single or multiple switches that will (if down) immediately place an automated call and send an SMS if the network is facing any kind of latency or down at any threshold?
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:48 AM
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Generally a mix of Cacti/Zabbix/Smokeping with email2sms service from textanywhere.com on the internal side.
Then pingdom/websitepulse on the outside.
Also developing some GSM monitoring devices for internal environmental monitoring/SMS for hosts, by hosts.

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:57 PM
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I used pingdom and websitepulse in the past and eventually rolled our own using multiple vps hosted on internap providers and nagios. Nagios was easy to setup and customize for our needs.
Pingdom is okay for basic monitoring . The issues that I had with Pingdom (Aug 08) were:
- It does not give you an alert based on response time
- Cannot setup periods of scheduled down time
- Cannot setup monitoring points
- And a few other little things that were specific to our environment
Websitepulse is excellent , has all the functionality that we required and then some, but the costs can add up pretty quickly.
If I were to do it again, I would have started with Nagios or something similar instead of delaying the inevitable.

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Old 10-31-2008, 02:43 PM
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Hi,
Internally (within network), I have a DNS/Cacti/FTP backup server.
Outside I have a DNS server. I could probably setup an external monitor software. Last time I used nagios, it needed an external service to do SMS.
I don't know of any services that use VoIP to call and leave automated messages though





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Old 10-31-2008, 05:57 PM
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around year 2000,I worked for a company employ this kind of alert,basically it's a phone with com interface ,I do some search on ebay,turn out they all use usb now,don't know if they can work under linux





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Old 11-02-2008, 02:14 PM
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We still have a few external monitors in place with alertra.com, which provided SMS notifications.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:46 PM
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about websitepuls,
do they have reseller to offer lower price?
thanks

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