|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Pinging network devices and setting SNMP trapsby jimbus (Friar)
|on Jul 13, 2006 at 14:39 UTC||Need Help??|
jimbus has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm pretty sure I can figure out what packages to use by searching cpan... what I'm really looking for is advise, best practices and such, so I can get it right the first time. There's a bit of pressure.
A county worker apparent didn't call before he/she dug and took out a whole bunch of our fiber and took down voice and data for Oklahoma and parts of Texas... which understandably made the Veep of networks a bit cranky, especially since our expensive alarming system never paged us.
So the idea is to set up a dedicated server that will ping all of our network elements and send SNMP traps to our alarming server when there is an issue. I'm currently reading about Net::Ping and Net::SNMP and should be able to figure something out on this. But the problem is I really don't have any experience with monitoring networks. What I need is advise from people who have done something like this.
--Jimbus aka Jim Babcock
Wireless Data Engineer and Geek Wannabe