[mrtg] Re: Preference question for those using rrdtool ( and a co nfig one as well )

Makai Jozsef jozsef.makai at siemens.com
Mon Feb 17 13:01:50 MET 2003

Hi Larry,

Use one cfg file/device. If you put everything into one config file, later
you can not change it easily, and you will see all the interfaces of all the
devices just beside each other...

Use a 'master' config file with the global options and use 'Include' for all
the individual config files.

I you use rrdtool + rputers2.cgi, you can easily group the devices.

In this case the routers2.cgi will show you the groups, where you can select
the group you wanted, then after  you can select the device you want, then
the target.

The use of the Apache web server is a good way to reach the html pages


> First off the configuration question. I have several devices  all in the
> configuration file. When I pull up the routers2.cgi, it lists  them by the
> interface name and groups all the same interfaces together. I  assume that
> is possible to have it list device names ( rtr1,rtr2,rtr3,etc  ) then
> that the interface ( fe0,s0/0,etc ), however all I get is the  interface
> showing up, and it sorts all them together. I have read the  routers2.conf
> file, but I don't understand what I should change ( I did the  old fashion
> change a value and see what it does and managed to completely  get it
> so I'm leery of doing that again ). I am in the process of  re=reading the
> README that contains a FAQ section, but it is still clear as  mud as what
> option to change ( perhaps I'm just dense..;) I remember  reading
> about not using the html,image,log directory tags ( which I  currently do
> ), and using workdir only , but I have been unable to find  were I read
> our if that is even relevant..thoughts?
> Secondly, what do each of you use for the generation of the  webpages? Is
> there other front ends that you find works better. A quick  link or name
> send me on my way.
> I'm not sure that I want to change since performance is fine  with rateup,
> however, I would like to add all the switches in our env. And track
> interface errors on them ( 300+ switches of mostly 48 port 
> variety ), and I don't think that rateup would handle this properly.
> Thanks
> Larry

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