Network monitoring toolkit

UNINETT’s monitoring toolkit is a server installed locally on campus. The tools are used to monitor the local campus network and related services. Central tools include network monitoring, traffic analysis, service monitoring, application analysis and a configuration archive. The server is operated by UNINETT, and local ICT staff are provided with a web interface from which to access the tools.  
Target group: 
The monitoring toolkit is available to everyone whose Internet service provider is UNINETT, i.e. everyone connected to the research and education network. 
Conditions: 

The monitoring toolkit must be installed in a secure and well-protected network segment. UNINETT must be granted sufficient access, so that the server can be monitored/controlled from UNINETT’s operations centre.

Description of the service: 

The monitoring toolkit currently includes the following tools:

•    Monitoring software – NAV (Network Administration Visualized)

•    Netflow portfolio (NfSen / nfdump)

•    Service monitoring with Hobbit/Xymon (or NAV)

•    Application analysis with Appflow

•    Configuration archive for network electronics (based on tftp)

•    Syslog server

•    Authentication service for electronic devices

•    Network quarantine solution

•    Access list/firewall management solution using Firewall Builder

NAV is the most important tool in the toolkit and has been described in more detail here.

Read more about the toolkit here.

Costs: 

For state universities and university colleges, this service is included in UNINETT’s annual service fee.  For other customers, a start-up fee and an annual fee for operation and development apply.

Organization of the service: 

This service is part of UNINETT’s @campus activity. A dedicated strategy and prioritizing committee has been formed to recommend long-term strategies for UNINETT’s campus activities. This committee is chaired by the chief executive officer and comprises four ICT directors/deans from the higher education sector.

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