reports on common network operations tools
A report on the second community survey of network operations centres (NOCs) is
available online. The report, by the GÉANT Special Interest Group on Network
Operations Centres (SIG-NOC), focuses on NOC functions and the software tools
that operators use to fulfil them. The report highlights the most commonly used
and useful tools.
operations centres provided data, representing a broad range of national
research and education networks, regional and metropolitan networks, campus
networks, commercials and internet exchange operators. The survey data were
collected between December 2015 and February 2016 and the final report was published
The range of tools in use across these NOCs is extremely wide. The report
explicitly does not draw any conclusions on which tools are best, but should be
helpful in determining which are most commonly used and therefore have a
healthy community around them. It also illustrates situations where tools are
widely used, but perhaps not as widely found to be useful.
conclusions are left to the reader; should this survey report raise any
questions, then please engage with the SIG-NOC community via Péter Szegedi.
The SIG-NOC tools survey report can be downloaded as a pdf. The anonymised survey data is also available on the SIG-NOC wiki in MS
Excel format for further analysis.
SIG-NOC acknowledges the contributions of all the organisations and NOC teams
who participated in the survey, and extends its special thanks to the SIG-NOC steering
committee: Maria Isabel Gandía Carriedo (CSUC), Pieter Hanssens (Belnet), Jonny
Lundin (NORDUnet) and Brian Nisbet (HEAnet).