Network Monitoring Criteria...not tools

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  • blackbox_exporter

    Blackbox prober exporter

    One thing related sorta to what I thought you were asking about is end-to-end path probing. You setup a probe that starts from one end of the network, and traverses the full path to what the user would see. In SRE-land we call this "blackbox probing". There are tools for this.

  • smokeping_prober

    Prometheus style smokeping

    I also wrote my own ping/smokeping-style end-to-end latency prober.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • snmp_exporter

    SNMP Exporter for Prometheus

    The ecosystem around these tools is extensive. IMO a lot more comprehensive than just "network monitoring". And of course, you can always throw traditional SNMP stuff into the mix.

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