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NOCtools is a mixed bag collection of tools and utilities for NOC engineers.

Developed by Open Solutions, Dublin, Ireland - Internet infrastructure specialists.


First, read the installation instructions.

Then for each of the individual components, see the following pages:


NOCtools is a mixed bag of tools and utilities that are useful for NOC engineers. This project originally started out as a way to highlight and utilise our OSS_SNMP library (a PHP SNMP library for people who hate SNMP).

It since grew into a way to graphically present information on network topology that is normally difficult and cumbersome to do by logging into individual devices. Such information includes a discovered L2 topology by CDP, using this to present rapid-PVST port roles and so forth.

Behind the Tools

NOCtools is written in PHP using the Zend Framework (V1.x) as the application controller and using Smarty as the templating engine. There is no real reliance on external libraries besides both of these and OSS_SNMP (which requires some of the new features of PHP 5.4). The frontend is thanks to Twitter Bootstrap.

NOCtools is open source software which is hosted on GitHub. You can fork us, follow us, raise tickets and - hopefully - raise some pull requests with new tools and features!

License and Redistribution

NOCtools is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

NOCtools is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.


NOCtools is development and maintained by Open Solutions. Our contact details can be found at: http://www.opensolutions.ie/about-us

About Open Solutions

Open Solutions is a service and consultancy company in the internet infrastructure space specialising in a combination of unique areas: network engineering; web application development; Linux/UNIX system administration; and advanced telephony and VoIP application programming.

By being able to leverage experience in all of these areas, we are ideally suited to provided services and solutions in the general Internet Service Provision area as well as multi-disciplinary solutions you may not have expected.