LFT (Layer Four Traceroute) is a sort of "traceroute" that often works much faster than the commonly-used Van Jacobson method and goes through many configurations of packet-filter based firewalls. More importantly, LFT implements numerous other features, including TCP, UDP, or ICMP-based traces, AS number lookups through several reliable sources, loose source routing, netblock name lookups, and more. LFT also distinguishes between layer-4 protocols, which make its statistics slightly more realistic, and gives a savvy user the ability to trace protocol routes, not just layer-3 hops.
The tcp_wrappers package allows you to monitor and filter incoming requests for the SYSTAT, FINGER, FTP, TELNET, RLOGIN, RSH, EXEC, TFTP, TALK, and other network services. It provides tiny daemon wrapper programs that can be installed without any changes to existing software or to existing configuration files. The wrappers report the name of the client host and of the requested service. The wrappers do not exchange information with the client or server applications, and impose no overhead on the actual conversation between the client and server applications.
LPAR2RRD makes historical, future trends and nearly "realtime" CPU utilization graphs of LPARs and shared CPU usage of IBM Power servers. It collects complete physical and logical configuration of all servers/LPARs. It is agent-less (it gets everything from the HMC/SDMC or IVM). It supports all kinds of logical partitions (AIX/AS400/Linux/VIOS).
SysAid is a dynamic and highly intuitive software solution for small to medium-sized organizations. It provides extensive helpdesk, asset management, monitoring, reports and analysis, knowledgebase, live chat, and IT benchmarking applications in a simple, attractive, and easy-to-use package. The software comes with standardized templates to help you get started right away and fully customizable options to meet your day-to-day IT needs. SysAid manages system vitals by automatically scanning, listing, and monitoring your organization's network (SNMP devices, hardware, software, and change history) and raising early warning alerts (email, SMS).
BixData is a cluster management tool that includes monitoring and system administration features. It monitors services (HTTP, ping, POP3, SMTP), performance, and processes. It has a management console for VMWare and Xen that supports multiple virtual machine hosts and guests. It can create critical notifications and send email alerts for any system event (HTTP, ping, CPU, memory, SMART diagnostics, VM stats). A graphical desktop supports real-time dynamic graphs. The runtime agents and server components are lightweight and easy to set up and run.
zLogFabric is an all in one cross-platform logging solution that collects log lines/messages over a messaging system to a central server instance. The modular design enables the server to store, forward, alert, and generate live statistics out of the logged data. It can collect log information from files, syslog, log4j, log4net, and Windows event logs.
dim_STAT is a performance analysis and monitoring tool for Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X, and other UNIX systems. Its main features are a Web-based interface, data storage in a MySQL database, several data views, interactive (Java) or static (PNG) graphs, real-time monitoring, multi-host monitoring, post analyzing, statistics integration, professional reporting with automated features, and more.
Very Simple Network Monitor is a bash shell script CGI that monitors a number of services on a network. It currently checks for node-up, TCP service up, and UDP service up. A service or system can be put in maintenance status to avoid repetitive alarms. It is easy to customize, trigger alarms by email, or whatever you like (depends on nmap for TCP/UDP service checks). Installation is also simple. It generates HTML with all statuses, and for all services just in one view.
ips-qos is a flexible firewall and traffic shaping tool. It was formerly offered as installers for the popular Linux distributions. The current version is available under Debian GNU/Linux. It was intended to give administrators more control over a shared Internet connection. It includes ips, a flexible and easy-to-use configurable firewall with the ability to control access to the Internet (or selected services) from a LAN. It also includes qos, a traffic shaping tool that measures and controls the traffic load for every computer in a LAN.