[mrtg] Re: using external program for data gathering
Knut A. Syed
Knut.Syed at nhh.no
Wed Aug 25 18:30:18 MEST 1999
"A. Karim" <karim at thehub.co.uk> writes:
> I want to monitor something which does not provide data via snmp,
> has anyone used some external program to do the data gathering. ? if
> so can you give me any tips? or direct me somehwere?
>From the documentation:
* if you want to monitor something which does not provide data via
snmp you can use some external program to do the data gathering.
The external command must return 4 lines of output:
Line 1 current state of the first variable, normally 'incoming
Line 2 current state of the second variable, normally 'outgoing
Line 3 string (in any human readable format), telling the
uptime of the target.
Line 4 string, telling the name of the target.
Depending on the type of data your script returns you might want to
use the 'gauge' or 'absolute' arguments for the *Options* keyword.
Target[ezwf]: `/usr/local/bin/df2mrtg /dev/dsk/c0t2d0s0`
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