Aranha is an application that uses an XML-RPC layer to retrieve information from one or more servers. The type of information gathered is implemented via plugins, and can be displayed or archived in several different ways. The data is gathered in Round Robin Databases (integrated with rrdtool) and can be accessed using a XUL interface available from the system. Plugins are very easy to write.
Bartlby is a network and system monitor, completely written in C, to provide a scalable framework with the ability to monitor networks of various sizes. It consists of a core daemon, several plugins, and a Web GUI (PHP extension). The core daemon checks (over active/passive TCP) services/hosts and notifies users in case of critical service conditions (mail, SMS, ICQ, and custom triggers are supported). Bartlby provides an open plugin interface to give every administrator an easy to use option to extend the plugin base, and a fully customizable GUI (written in PHP using a C extension). Nearby everything can be controlled via an XML interface.
BigDaddy is a program for monitoring servers. It is similar to Nagios, with the added benefit of also monitoring and controlling the crontab (or any scheduled application) across an entire fleet of servers. The application comes in the form of a daemon for monitoring and reporting as well as an easy-to-use Web-based GUI for controlling monitoring, viewing timelines of incidents, filing incidents and graphing statistics. The application is extensible with any sort of monitoring module and notification is based on a five step escalation process.
Blogbench is a portable filesystem benchmark that tries to reproduce the load of a real-world busy file server. It stresses the filesystem with multiple threads performing random reads, writes, and rewrites in order to get a realistic idea of the scalability and the concurrency a system can handle.
BulkWatch is a utility that monitors sendmail's logs and takes a specified action when an IP has exceeded your configured maximum settings. You can specify that users may send X messages in X number of seconds. Email in excess of that would trigger an action, which can be any of the following: display an alert to the screen in foreground mode; log an alert to syslog; email an alert to a predefined email address; or run an external command with the IP and number of messages as arguments.
CD-ROM Digest is a program that checks a multi-track CD-ROM. It reports the MD5 digest and size for each track on a CD-ROM. The digest is done as the track is read, without dumping CD-ROM data on the hard drive. This tool helps users that are burning a multi-track CD-ROM to check the result.
CaiCai is a network and services monitoring system. It performs tests for ping, DHCP, POP3, SMTP, FTP, etc. It does not require additional software installed on the remote side. It is fully configurable. It provides instant reports (via an HTML page), logs, statistics, and sound alarms.
CleverEye is an affordable availability monitoring suite for fundamental monitoring and reporting on network components, Web sites, databases, crucial user tasks, system health, and application transaction response times. It provides flexible, ready-made reports on real-time and historical system data for finding bottlenecks. Features include alerting, trend analysis, auto discovery, user management, network status map, SLA monitoring, and business level views.