jNetMap: Open-Source Graphical Network Monitoring and Mapping Tool

July 21, 2013

jNetMap is a graphical network monitoring and documentation tool. It will ping all registered devices every x minutes, updating the status according to the result of the ping.


jNetMap helps you to keep an eye on you network. You can draw a graphical representation of your network, and jNetMap will periodically check if the devices are still up or a service is still running. You can also set up E-mail notifications or let jNetMap execute a script when a device goes down or comes up again. Additionally, you may attach notes to a device, initiate an RDP/VNC/SSH connection to a device and much more.

Note: jNetMap is not a network discovery/auditing tool, there are better tools out there for that. And for an enterprise grade monitoring solution, you should check out Nagios instead. The idea here is to have a mission control center-style display for networks.


Install jNetMap on Ubuntu:

The Getdeb repository provides the packages for Ubuntu and Linux Mint user. Supports Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and higher.

To add the ppa and install jNetMap, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install jnetmap

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