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Network Administration Visualized is an advanced software suite to monitor large computer networks. It automatically discovers network topology, monitors network load and outages, and can send alerts on network events by e-mail and SMS, allowing for flexible configuration of alert profiles.
Development of NAV started in 1999 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It originated as a collection of scripts used internally at NTNU's ITEA Network group. In 2001 UNINETT became interested in its development. In 2006 the development of NAV was moved from NTNU to UNINETT. NAV is used at nearly all universities and university colleges in Norway and many places elsewhere.
NAV is free, available under the GNU GPLv2 license. The latest stable version of NAV is 3.14.159265 (released 27 June 2013).
To quickly kick-start and test NAV we recommend our virtual appliance.
NAV includes 20 tools, all reachable from the NAV toolbox:
This wiki is the documentation home for NAV. Being a wiki - anyone can contribute. The wiki will not allow anonymous edits - you need to register first (Click Login at the bottom of this page, then Register). If you are new to wikis, take a look at the syntax for jumpstart.
We would like to continue improving NAV. So would you, right?! If you find NAV useful - please - keep our spirits up and send us a postcard!