Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Dude - Network Monitor software

The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network environment. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

Like the following, is my office network topology.

Some of its features:

  • The Dude is free of charge!
  • Auto network discovery and layout
  • Discovers any type or brand of device
  • Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
  • Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
  • Easy installation and usage
  • Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
  • Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
  • Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
  • Direct access to remote control tools for device management
  • Supports remote Dude server and local client
  • Runs in Linux Wine environment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows
  • Best price/value ratio compared to other products (free of charge)

To install on a Windows box is simple, just download from here:
The Dude Windows

To install on a Linux box, follow the instructions here:
The Dude Linux


Marshall628 said...

That's a nice software. is this open source?

Tony Li Xu said...

I don't think it is open sourced by MikroTik. But it is free.