Table of contents for Open source network management comparison

  1. Open source network management comparison: Introduction
  2. Open source network management comparison: General
  3. Open source network management comparison: Platform
  4. Open source network management comparison: Support
Attribute / Project OpenNMS Nagios Zenoss [1] Hyperic [2] Zabbix
Platform
Linux X X X X X
Windows X X
OSX X X X X X
Solaris X X X X X
*BSD X X X X X
Hardware Appliance X X X
Virtual Appliance X [3] X [4]

[1] Zenoss Core is used for the purpose of this comparison.

[2] Hyperic HQ is used for the purpose of this comparison.

[3] Nagios doesn’t offer a virtual appliance though a number are available through the community.

[4] Zabbix doesn’t offer a virtual appliance though a number are available through the community.

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