Data Center Management Software

Steve smorrey at
Thu Jan 24 16:25:26 MST 2008

I don't know if it's applicable, but I once wrote an uptime monitor
that gives a view of all servers that it is responsible for
monitoring, and the ports it's supposed to be watching on,  and if a
server did go down it would email you directly.
It wouldn't be too hard to have it draw a pretty picture of a rack, to
show the positions as long as you told it in advance which server IP
addresses were located where.

Let me know if your interested and I'll see if I can go Jurassic Park
on this old dinosaur code.


On Jan 24, 2008 4:04 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 15:51 -0700, Daniel wrote:
> > I don't know of anything that can detect or display physical positions
> > in racks, but I know that cacti ( has a way to
> > show server trees.  This allows for hierarchy so you could group the
> > servers by rack and order them by physical position in the rack.  If
> > you have several racks of equipment you may already know of cacti.
> And if you've got more than a few racks, you probably are aware of
> Cacti's miserable performance. I'd say beyond about 100-200 devices it
> really starts to crumble. It is a pretty nice tool for smaller networks
> though.
> Corey
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