This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
A List of Network Monitoring Tools for Network and System Administrators
Monitoring, analyzing, managing, and diagraming a network can often
be a huge problem for Network and System Administrators. They are often
vendor specific or cost large sums of money to license. We also have
the challenge of so many different network infrastructures, like Wi-Fi
and wired. If you are looking for a tool that may save you money, or is
relatively vendor agnostic, you may find something useful in the list. We have expanded the list to include some other essential tools as well. Not all these tools are perfect, nor all encompassing. You may need to use some in combination depending on your needs.
Access a list of tools here that may be possible solutions.