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You will find below a list of links to companies and organizations independent of MFJ Associates.  We include them as a convenience to our valued customers:

Free performance tools

 

UNIX

Solaris

SE Toolkit
This is a fast interpreter language for writing performance management scripts on Solaris.  The two most famous scripts provided with the toolkit is the virtual_adrian.se and its graphical equivalent zoom. se. You can get it from here.
Freeware for Solaris
This sites contains a list of freeware for Solaris maintained by Steven M. Christensen and Associates, Inc.

General UNIX flavours

Big Brother
This tool runs on most version of UNIX and will display using web pages the status of UNIX network protocols like SMTP, NNTP, HTTP, FTP etc.
Zenoss
Open source monitoring and management of IT infrastructure. You can get it from here.
OpenNMS
OpenNMS is the world's first enterprise grade network management platform developed under the open source model. It consists of a community supported open-source project as well as a commercial services, training, and support organization. You can get it from that page under the download OpenNMS section.
Cacti
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. You can get it from here.
BigSister
Bigsister seems to have more features, alert logging, better portability and more efficient data collection than BigBrother. You can get it from here.
 

Windows

Ntop
Similar to familiar UNIX top tool for processes but used for network. You can get it from here.
Wireshark
Is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the standard in many industries. You can get it from here.

All Operating Systems

MRTG
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. You can get it from here.
RRD tool
RRDtool is the OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. You can get it from here.
PDQ
PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) is open source software associated with the books Analyzing Computer System Performance with Perl::PDQ (2005) and The Practical Performance Analyst (1998, 2000). You can get it from the link PDQ in the left hand side menu of the home page.

Other web sites

Directories of performance related sites

Google Directory Search
Google list of performance and capacity planning sites
Web Brain Directory
Click on computer/performance and capacity/capacity planning

Organizations

Computer Measurement Group
The Computer Measurement Group, commonly called CMG, is a non-profit, worldwide organization of data processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems.
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (spec)
The organization famous for its spec benchmarks (CINT, CINT95 and CINT2000 for example).  Their mission: to establish, maintain, and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks and metrics for performance evaluation of modern computer systems.

Interesting performance related article

Orca, RRDtool and SE Toolkit
Interesting article on Monitoring System Performance With Orca, RRDtool, and the SE Toolkit on Solaris
Mario Jauvin's blog
In this blog you will find topics of interest to computer and network performance, software development especially on Java and stuff related to other interest of mine such as VOIP, open source project, network protocols etc.
Neil Gunther’s blog
Dr Neil Gunther’s blog about computer system performance analysis and capacity planning
Adrian Cockcroft’s blog
Adrian Cockcroft’s blog on performance tools, performance data sources, modelling and capacity planning.
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