The software to use for network metrics is open source and is known as NMIS from Opmantek (read about it here). It’s an awesome dashboard for network metrics.. It might even be better than many of its commercial competitors! The UI is as good as those expensive commercial offerings, and as it is freely available open source the knowledge base and community support around the product is amazing! The company Opmantek does provide a commercial support offering for companies requiring direct escalations and service.
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