[mrtg] Re: How do I just monitor working hours?
Daniel R . Kilbourne
drk at voyager.net
Thu Nov 23 04:07:25 MET 2000
Jim Hunt extolled:
> If you would consider running MRTG on a Windows NT Box, you could use the
> Windows Scheduler to run MRTG when you want.
But, unless I am completely wrong here, the averages displayed would still
be based on 24 hours, therefore useless.
Now, I want to make sure that the original problem is correctly understood.
Chris said "All they want to see is the monthly average per interface."
but followed it up with So, what I need help with is there any way to use
MRTG to calculate the average network utilization only between 6:00 AM and
Now, the first part is easy - just show them the monthly graphs.
The second part simply cannot be done with MRTG - it is outside of the scope
of MRTG. If all they want is the actual 'graph' portion, then sure - run it
as a NT service or CRON it correctly in UNIX/Linux and show them the pretty
green hills. But, if they want the actual reported data (which IMHO is what
really matters), using mrtg alone
is no good.
Again, rrdtool is necessary - and learning to use it will also allow for you
to implement it along with your mrtg setup - which is a great thing to do.
Or, *ahem*, teach your "senior executives" to read a fscking graph! :)
> I have been asked to create a simple graph showing network utilization
> the senior executives. It seems that the web pages that MRTG creates are
> too complex for these guys. All they want to see is the monthly average
> My first thought was to parse the HTML created by MRTG and grab the
> "Average In" and "Average Out" and create a graph using these numbers.
> the traffic is so different from day to night that I decided that
> show the true story.
> So, what I need help with is there any way to use MRTG to calculate the
> average network utilization only between 6:00 AM and 4:00PM?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Chris Esser
Daniel R. Kilbourne
daniel.kilbourne at voyager.net
Voyager.net - A CoreComm Company
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