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IP Address Management IPAM software for small ISP
On 12/20/12, Charles N Wyble <charles-lists at knownelement.com> wrote:
> Zenoss works very well as a cmdb.
Zenoss is very visually appealing, but a monitoring system for network
hosts, not a CMDB.
In particular, except through extensive custom programming, I see no
mechanism to manage CIs with it or query for facts...
Zenoss doesn't seem to have any way you can represent or, query, or
model a fact that a certain IP address terminates in Vlan X, on
device Y, with default gateway IP G that has NSAP ID H, and device Y
lives in building A room 1 aisle 2 rack 4 rack slot number 5,
fed by breakers 186 and 237, with upstream Ethernet cable ID #G296R
plugged into port 39 on patch panel 2, which lands on Switch K
Networks have many "items of importance" that are not hosts, also,
and are not readily modelled using SNMP.