Seven secret weapons for network management on a budget

Cisco Subnet blogger Scott Hogg names his favorite free open source tools to keep your network humming.

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No list of FOSS network management tools would be complete without Wireshark. For the IT shops that can't afford dedicated hardware-based protocol analyzers or RMON probes for the organization's many network segments, it's a must-have. Many of us know how great Wireshark is and the vast number of protocols that it supports. Wireshark can even monitor the Virtual Switch Link (VSL) header (VSH) communications on a Cisco Virtual Switching System (VSS). It also has full IPv6 capabilities.

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