[mrtg] Re: MRTG Sizing Issues?

Koelstra, J. (Jan) JKoelstra at MINSZW.NL
Thu Apr 8 12:33:36 MEST 2004

> Would you mind to share your experience on mrtg
>  settings?

For 2000+ targets, running MRTG without RRD:

> In particular, may I have some ideas on:
> 1. number of CPU and CPU model yr server uses with?

3 x Xeon 700Mhz
7 x 15k rpm disks in hardware raidset (not for disk space but for

> 2. total RAM size for yr server?

1.0 Gb, but the system uses only 300 Mb of it

> 3. OS for yr server (Linux? Windows 2000? or other?)


> 4. number of MRTG instances have been run with?

24 'master' configfiles

> 5. way to run mrtg (daemon, cron or etc...?)

The master configfiles are started from the w2k taskscheduler. 
I don't use the 'RunAsDeamon=yes' line, so every config is started again
once per 5 minutes
The different configs don't start at the same moment.
> BTW, I am also looking for any means of updating
> configuration w/o stop of mrtg (when it is run as
> daemon).
> Any ideas are appreciated.


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