[SASAG] performance graphing tool preference?

Jason Martin jhmartin at toger.us
Thu Dec 7 14:08:29 PST 2006

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 01:11:19PM -0800, James Affeld wrote:
> I have Nagios up and running, and am satisfied with its
> "manager-friendly" view.  More to the point, my boss likes it.
> The next thing is traffic graphing over switch and router
> interfaces.  What lightweight tools do you like?  The
> candidates seem to be MRTG, Cricket (usually mentioned with
> MRTG, as in "Use MRTG or Cricket for that"), Cacti, and
> Zabbix.  Possibly some add-ons to Nagios.  Any others?
I've been very happy with Cacti for graphing purposes. Zabbix is
better for graphing+alerting. Neither is especially hard to set
up, but if you do Cacti be sure to read their tutorial, as it
isn't obvious how to get it going at first. Once you've got the
tutorial under your belt it is much easier.

-Jason Martin
Electricity was invented by rubbing cats backwards!
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