Open source network management application similar to CiscoWorks

I thought I would share a very useful open source network management application that we use called NeDi. You can read about NeDi at:

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(Home Page)
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(NeDi Forum)

You can quickly and easily test a virtual appliance of NeDi at:

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virtual appliance requires you to install VMware player, which is free)
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NeDi Features:

Automated Network Discovery

  • Automatically discovers Cisco network devices and learns how they connect to each other (network topology)

Beautiful Web-Interface

  • Simple to use

Device Management

  • Quickly telnet to a device with just a few clicks
  • Make bulk configuration changes to many devices at once
  • Archive device configurations and report configuration changes


  • Location of users on the network (DNS-->IP-->MAC-->Switch-->Port)
  • Show which IP addresses are being used, and which ones are available
  • Report by device name, type, serial number, software version, vlans, and much more!

Monitor Performance

  • Graph traffic statistics on every interface
  • View the available memory and CPU utilization of network devices

Monitor Availability

  • Poll network devices
  • Send email or SMS alerts when a device goes down

Monitor Errors

  • Receive and display SNMP Traps from devices
  • Receive and display Syslog messages from devices
  • Display error rates on interfaces

NeDi (Network Discovery Suite) was created by Remo Rickli. NeDiVA was created by Tristan Rhodes.

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