Open source network management comparison: General

Attribute / Project OpenNMS Nagios Zenoss Hyperic Zabbix
General
Licence GPL GPL GPL GPL GPL
First released 2000 1998 2006 2006 2001
Development languages Java C Python / Zope Java / C C / PHP
External dependencies RRDTool / JRobin Net-SNMP / RRDTool RRDTool SNMP4J Net-SNMP
Configuration XML files Text files Web based Web based Web based
Extensible X X X X X
User interface Web Web / WAP Web Web Web
Reporting X X X X X

Update 1: Added C to the Hyperic development languages

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