[mrtg] Re: Measuring Server's CPU/MEM/Disk Space

Bigelow, Andrea L. BigelowA at SEC.GOV
Tue Mar 16 23:17:24 MET 2004

> Can someone please show me an example of mrtg measuring server's cpu
> utilization, memory, or disk space usage script if you can.  
> I am new to
> mrtg and trying to get it to measure server's parameters;  I 
> got the config
> file generated but it's not measuring anything.

Did you actually run the script called 'mrtg'? That starts the actual
polling based on the config file you generate. Also, you need some means of
displaying your data. I use rrdtool as a database and routers2.cgi to
display it on a Web page; there are other methods. It's not enough to create
the config file -- you have to poll for the data and then do something with

Andi L. Bigelow
Dyncorp EOS - Network Engineering Group
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(202) 942-4368

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