[mrtg] Moving from MRTG to MRTG+ rrdtool?

Tim Reimers tim.reimers at asheville.k12.nc.us
Thu Jul 1 14:47:30 MEST 2004


I've got quite a lot of switches to monitor- about 100 or so
Using just a little Dell Optiplex GX240 at this point-

I've so far been putting an instance of MRTG into /etc/crontab
after the fashion of:
0-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch1.cfg
2-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch2.cfg
3-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch3.cfg
4-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch4.cfg
5-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch5.cfg
0-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/switch1.cfg

I've heard that this does not scale well-

I'm looking for some ideas on what the most current and best method of
handling this is-
I'm not a programmer/scripter at all- I struggle a bit just getting the
configs to work, so I'm not 
going to be able to hand-write PHP or Perl to 'roll my own' system of
handling multiple cfg files

what's the best current tool for doing this?

Tim Reimers
Asheville City Schools IT

http://www.gordano.com - Messaging for educators.

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