Bandwidth Monitor NG is a small console-based live network and disk I/O bandwidth monitor for Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and others. It supports /proc/net/dev, netstat, getifaddr, sysctl, kstat, /proc/diskstats, /proc/partitions, IOKit, devstat, and libstatgrab. An unlimited number of interfaces and disks are supported. Interfaces and disks are added or removed dynamically from the list. You can white or blacklist interfaces and disks. The output includes KB/s, Kb/s, packets, errors, average, max, and total sum, and can be viewed via curses, a plain console, CSV, or HTML. Configuration can be done through a config file or the command line.
Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts its own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring.
columbus is useful when you use your machine in different networks (it's great for laptop users). It uses ARP pings to look for known MAC-IP address correspondences, and can do this even when no IP address has been assigned yet. columbus can be hooked up to your network script. It can also be hooked up to your apmd and be told to re-check the network each time the computer wakes up. It also has a modified version of one of Donald Becker's link check tools to check your network when your network cable is plugged back in and if necessary, execute all synchronisation steps.
Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. Ganglia is currently in use on over 500 clusters around the world and has scaled to handle clusters with 2000 nodes.
MAT is an easy-to-use network-enabled UNIX configuration and monitoring tool. It provides an integrated tool for many common system administration tasks, including backups, replication, and running commands on hundreds of machines at once. It includes a warning system for potential system problems, and graphing of many common system parameters. MAT provides many of the tools a system administrator needs during the day, including DNS, NIS, Backups, and Replication. One can run a MAT command on many hosts at once. A simple editor window is provided which can modify a set of machine's configurations in one session.
MP-MICH is a Multi-platform uniform MPI implementation, based on MPICH and SCI-MPICH, resulting in a high performance, consistent MPI across both ethernet and SCI networks in a hybrid environment. There is a single, standardized source tree for all platforms. It is compliant with the MPI-1 standard.
NEye is a Netflow V5 collector. It logs incoming Netflow V5 data to ASCII, MySQL, or SQLite databases, and it makes full use of POSIX threads if available. It works on most major platforms (Linux, Solaris, AIX, Irix, HP/UX, Mac OS X, Digital Unix, etc.) and older ones too (Ultrix, Nextstep, etc.).
Nets is a flexible and extensible network inventory and asset management system that works on all Unix and Windows platforms, and works with most SQL databases. Its complete GUI allows you to maintain details of your entire network, from network links down to interfaces and routers. It assists in provisioning, costing, reporting, and maintaining network details. It includes a network browser, an extension API, and plugins for IP address map visualisation, reports, schematics.