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.
Using IoT principles to monitor last mile networking
The architecture for the majority of network management systems (NMS)
rely on a central polling system that is required to scale with the
number of devices and services on those devices being monitored. This
requires a sophisticated polling system and often these are proprietary
and cost an arm and a leg. A number of these systems are listed in my Alpha to Zulu guide of monitoring.
As there is no intelligence in the device being polled the polls
themselves are numerous and not optimized. A large amount of raw metrics
is extracted and then needs to be processed to generate a valid metric
to be stored, analyzed and graphed.