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External sanity checks



On Feb 4, 2011, at 1:36 PM, Franck Martin wrote:

> 
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Paul Graydon" <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk>
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Sent: Friday, 4 February, 2011 8:39:09 AM
>> Subject: Re: External sanity checks
>> On 02/03/2011 08:04 AM, Philip Lavine wrote:
>>> To all,
>>> 
>>> Does any one know a Vendor (NOT Keynote) that can do sanity checks
>>> against your web/smtp/ftp farms with pings, traceroutes, latency
>>> checks as well as application checks (GET, POST, ESMTP, etc)
>>> 
>>> Thank you,
>>> 
>>> Philip
>>> 
>> Slight hijack, I'm interested in the answer to this question, but I'm
>> also wondering about a service that will actually phone you (or is
>> there
>> a reliable text/e-mail->phone call service?) I'd appreciate actually
>> being phoned overnight if something dies drastically to the outside
>> world!
> 
> A bit different, but if you are looking for something that works a bit before the problem becomes visible to the user, check:
> 
> http://www.avonsys.com/Application+Monitoring
> 

I used Avonsys before for monitoring. You can have Keynote, Gomez, homegrown tool  etc but you still need someone with clue on how to interpret it, verify alerts, find odd performance problems etc. Contact me off list if you want reference.

Zaid