[mrtg] Re: Monitoring HTTP only - Please Help

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Tue May 29 12:21:13 MEST 2001

Mohamed El-Shinawi wrote:

> The requirement is:
> Monitoring the traffic generated by a web server (Win2k,IIS) and having
> charts for daily, weekly and monthly traffic.
> I want to do that from the router not from the server itself (using
> performance monitor) to have the traffic generated by the server from
> outside my LAN. Using performance monitor will have all IIS users
> traffic together (from the same LAN and outside).

If, and only if, the traffic on this router is *only* from and to the
IIS, it will work.  It is very simple, the traffic isn't measured by
MRTG, it is measured by the router.  MRTG just processes the numbers
that it gets from the router.

> As I said before, I want that to be running 24*7 as a service without
> any user intervention.

Unix ...

> If no, could you plz tell how todo it using the performance monitor (all
> traffic together) as a part of the requirements.

Now you got me confused.  Do you want to measure traffic generated
from external users only, or do you want to measure *all* traffic
from and to the IIS ?

1) Determine exactly *what* you want to monitor
2) Find a place *where* these stats are available (where the traffic
   is seen)
3) Find out *how* to collect the numbers
4) Verify that you get the correct statistics (using snmputil.exe)
5) Only then start to think about MRTG and how to feed the numbers into it

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