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over 1 year ago

Open agent to Netpath

Hi Solarwinds

I like Netpath and it could be BIG if it could be deployed not only on windows OS.

In that i picture some kind of industrial hardware or miniPC that run some kind of embedded linux

That could be perfect for remote office environment and telco POP without IT stuf.

Please vote

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  • Can you help me understand this better?  Do you have remote offices that do not have a Windows machine available?

  • I manage hundreds of sites where we have only RF transmission and networking equipment, no PC nor Servers except for our few core sites. On top of that, those sites are DC powered, so having fitting a PC or server that fit on a rackmount shelf an that has -48v DC  input, and not too expensive is almost (if not) impossible... a small fanless computer should suffice...

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  • I manage hundreds of sites where we have only RF transmission and networking equipment, no PC nor Servers except for our few core sites. On top of that, those sites are DC powered, so having fitting a PC or server that fit on a rackmount shelf an that has -48v DC  input, and not too expensive is almost (if not) impossible... a small fanless computer should suffice...

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  • Got it.  Makes sense.  Do these sites have POE?  AC?  DC only?

  • I would say that more than 50% of them would have POE. AC is for utility & lighting, not battery protected.

    2 main reasons behind my vote:

    • Raspies or small fanless computers do not draw a lot of power so should the 48vDC power option is not available, a converter is cheap.
    • Paying a licence of Windows only to monitor Netpath or few other metrics are quite expensive when multiplied by the number of sites. That added to security constraints (read "added costs and complexity) from our corporate IT policy....