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MPs for network switches primarily HP Procurve and Cisco RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know there's a shortage of free MPs for network devices and building an MP using an SNMP MIB requires resources.

    My question is, does the ops mgr community generally not bother trying to manage network devices and resort to other monitoring tools?

    We have lots of HP Procurves and no SCOM support for them, so I leaning toward another monitoring tool.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:48 PM

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  • Hi

    Have a look on codeplex:

    http://xsnmp.codeplex.com/

    Jalasoft offer a solution "at a cost".

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Marked as answer by Graham Davies Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:48 PM
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 5:04 PM
  • Hi,

    I also find the following MP:

    http://www.jalasoft.com/Web/Product/Product.aspx?id=31


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    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7:29 AM
  • At a cost is a bargain in nearly all cases.  Not having support for some free community MP is a risk one should consider.  Not all community packs are the same
    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:17 PM
  • Operations manager 2012 will be able to manage a large selection of network devices out of the box.  Until then, network monitoring tools used by network engineers are prevalent.  Jalasoft is what we are seeing most for the IT-pro (non-network engineer)
    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:19 PM
  • Definitely give the xSNMP suite a go, the HP Procurve and Cisco MP's work really quite well and are easy to install.
    • Marked as answer by Graham Davies Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:48 PM
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:15 PM
  • I'd agree (as per my earlier post), especially if it is potentially just a short term requirement until OpsMgr 2012. Saves on Jalasoft licenses that might not be required long term.

    Ideally test out the xSNMP in a test environment and see if they provide what you are looking for (or at least enough of what you are looking for to carry you through until OpsMgr 2012).

    I'll mark this as answered but if you require further assistance then please feel free to reopen and we'll continue to help.

    Cheers

    Grahan


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    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:47 PM