The NSCA-ng package provides a client-server pair which makes the Nagios command pipe accessible to remote systems, with per-client passwords and fine-grained authorization control. This allows for submission of passive check results, downtimes, and many other commands to Nagios (or compatible monitoring solutions). Check results of arbitrary size and multiline plugin output are supported.
dabba is a set of distributed network monitoring tools for Linux. Its main use is to gather or scatter actions on a network such as traffic capture, replay, generation, or monitoring. It was inspired by the Dabba Walla system in Mumbai where meals are regrouped and dispatched throughout the city with a high efficiency rate, every day of the year. The project has three main components: libdabba, a low-level zero-copy network library, dabbad, a multi-threaded task manager and IPC query processor, and dabba, a CLI for communicating with dabbad and submitting tasks.
Counters.pl collects the CLI counters from network devices and produces custom reports. These counters can be reset independently of the SNMP counters, and when collected weekly, can highlight issues such as connection errors that you will not see looking at graphs produced from SNMP counters. They also contain information that is not available via SNMP. The reports can be viewed on a Web site and/or sent via email. There is a flexible configuration language in which reports can be specified. The format and style of the HTML reports are controlled by Template Toolkit templates and CSS. Currently only Cisco network equipment is supported.
MN Viewer (Mobile Network Viewer) is a lightweight framework designed for system administrators who would like to be able to monitor many aspects of their network from their mobile phone. It allows for very simple expansion using simple PHP plugins. It is designed to integrate with other monitoring tools such as Cacti.
Panoptes is a scalable, extensible network and host monitoring tool. It includes a dynamic Web management interface based on the Dojo toolkit. It monitors SNMP, TCP port availability, ICMP, HTTP response and content, and SSL certificates internally. It supports monitoring anything else via shell scripts. It also includes a packet capture tool for discovery of hosts, port, and OS.
Torrus is an alternative software platform to MRTG, Cricket, and Cacti. In most cases it brings more flexibility and performance. It is able to poll more than 50,000 SNMP OIDs every 5 minutes from a single moderately equipped server, with simultaneous threshold monitoring of half of them. Torrus is designed to be a universal data series processing framework. Its scalable hierarchical design, application-independent core, and highly customizable architecture make it an attractive choice both for small installations and for big enterprise or carrier networks. Although most users deploy Torrus for SNMP monitoring, it might be useful for data series of any nature. Tobi Oetiker's RRDtool is used for data storage.