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I am looking to get some advice on what you guys think would be a good fit for my requirements.

My goal is to find software which would monitor internet speed (UP/DOWN), ping times and more(possibly) then send it to a remote DB where I could access this information and possibly have it displayed on a webpage (the webpage part is not a requirement, but a "nice to have" feature).

I plant to deploy this across multiple offices in order to track their line quality.

Would anyone know of a good software for achieving this?


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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Free: You should use ntop for this requirement

line_graph pie_graph

Commercial: Use Cisco's Netflow and IP SLA

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This is great. Many thanks for the suggestion! – Anon Aug 1 '12 at 12:14
You're most welcome... good luck with your project – Mike Pennington Aug 1 '12 at 12:44
Thanks for sharing ntop Mike! – bnz Nov 20 '14 at 15:38

+1 for Mike's recommendation. I completely agree that ntop is a great tool for fairly detailed network analysis. You can see a lot of the traffic going across your network and it breaks it down very well. Along with that, it looks like some of the items you want are more Nagios and Cacti related.

Nagios is going to give you more generic monitoring and you can easily get your ping times a long with a lot of other system/link up/down notices with this.

Cacti is going to do a great job of graphing the overall bandwidth usage of various interfaces on your switches and routers. It will give you a very clear graphical representation of overall speed.

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