bcnu is a Web-based system management tool which delivers information on the status of networked systems in a simple and easy-to-use manner. It uses a web browser to display information about hosts in a tabular form. Historical information can be held indefinitely, and there is a powerful query tool available to interrogate it. Client systems can run an agent which logs information back to a central system. An agent scheduler is integrated to allow agents to be run at different intervals. Standard agents include ftp, http, disk space, logfiles, processes, and more.
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.
Cfengine is a tool for setting up and maintaining BSD and System-5-like operating system optionally attached to a TCP/IP network. You can think of cfengine as a very high level language, much higher level than Perl or shell: a single statement can result in many hundreds of operations being performed on multiple hosts. Cfengine is good at performing a lot of common system administration tasks, and allows you to build on its strengths with your own scripts.
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.
Sizzle is a Scheme interpreter for embedding into C applications and for standalone scripting. It implements a nearly complete subset of R5RS Scheme, adding a lot of primitives for U*ix scripting, regular expression searching, a simple module system, dynamic library linking, powerful string processing procedures, and much more. It includes a user's guide and an embedding manual in texinfo format, some examples, the embedding library, and a standalone interpreter for interactive use and scripting.
Lire is a pluggable log analyzer. It has analyzers for over 25 log file formats, ranging from Apache WWW log files to iptables firewall logs and CUPS printing logs. Reports are generated in 9 different output formats, ranging from Excel 95 to PDF to HTML, optionally with included graphs.
H-Sphere is a multiserver control panel for automating web hosting tasks. It has many advanced features, a sophisticated billing system, private label/resellers support, and an integrated trouble ticket system to automate and improve your web hosting service. It is designed to work on many servers and can be scaled by adding more web servers, mail servers, database servers, and DNS servers without any downtime. It provides a simple, easy to use web interface that can be maintained from any computer with an internet connection. H-Sphere is written in Java and works with any SQL-compliant database.