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Old 01-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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MRTG - Hardware Configs


Hi everybody!

Im very new to MRTG. In fact I never done anything regarding it yet. So I dont know anything technical about it. But its benefits have catched my eye recently and I have a question to familiarize myself with the necessary effort in bringing up a MRTG service.

I work in a company that has about 30 computers and I would like to acquire information about cpu, hard disk, ram and network usage. Throughout my readings, I found out that MRTG does the work. Well... Here it goes: will I have to generate one single configuration for the cpus of each machine? Or does it collect information from each cpu within a single cpu config? Because if it is done one by one, the amount of work necessary to acquire info of a company as small as the one I work for, is huge and would not compensate the trouble.

I would like to build one single configuration for cpu info (all the cpus in the company will apply). The same thing for HD usage, and the same for ram usage, and on! Will MRTG do that?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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Check out cacti, nagios or zenoss. They will provide the means for centralizing the graph creation. They will use snmp to populate the RRD (MRTG) graphs with a web based gui configuration.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 01:31 AM   #3
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Hi, Palula!

A good resource is this page at official website.
And here you'll find the info about using MRTG for building CPU-graphs.

But the site doesn't have any info about SNMP configuration. This may seem a little bit tricky, so if you have any problem, you are welcome to ask me for my working snmpd.conf, just write me via ICQ 474-3-three-3-289

Cheers
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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Are these softwares (cacti, nagios and zenoss) free to use?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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Are these softwares (cacti, nagios and zenoss) free to use?
They are free to use. Zenoss has core (community free to use) and an enterprise version.
 
Old 01-25-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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I am intrested in Cactis layout.
Will Cacti show several components from each machine? Like: HD usage, processor, RAM usage, CPU temperature, network throughput, printer usage, etc...
 
  


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