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.
P-Synch is a commercial password management toolkit which provides automated password synchronization, password strength enforcement, password self-reset by authenticated users, and streamlined password reset by helpdesk. P-Synch is available for both internal use as well as for Internet-based deployments in B2B and B2C applications.
System Configuration Collector collects and classifies most of your Unix/Linux/BSD configuration data in flat files called snapshots. This allows changes in snapshots of consecutive runs to be detected. These changes are added to a logbook, which is helpful for administrators during troubleshooting and for auditors during audits. Snapshots and logbooks are also available in HTML format. All data can be send to an SCC server, where a Web interface provides access to summaries and supports comparing snapshots of different servers and searching of all data. A WMI-based Windows client is also available.
Automize is a task scheduler and automation software that can automate a variety of tasks, including FTP transfers, FTP monitoring, Web downloads, Web site monitoring, email checking and sending, Telnet, ping, database SQL, advanced zip, unzip, copy, synchronize folders, and directory and file monitoring. In addition, the chaining feature can run tasks in sequence or conditionally depending on exit codes. Additional features include email notifications on task failure, FTP browsing, ZIP file viewer, extensive logging, remote task control and more. It supports dynamic variables to achieve advanced automation tasks. Email notification profiles based on exit code can be set for tasks. Schedules can be synchronized to allow or prvent overlapping schedules. Dynamic variables allow for advanced automation solutions. A number of command line utilities are available to remotely and programatically control tasks and the scheduler.