[mrtg] Re: threshold alert every 2 hour, not every 5 minutes

Dan Wozniak dwozniak at exs.esb.com
Thu Jul 7 18:05:03 MEST 2005

That sounds really good except I only see tar balls and RPMs which makes
me think it's only for Linux.  I'm using Windows.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Shipway [mailto:s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz]
> Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 6:53 PM
> To: Dan Wozniak; mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
> Subject: RE: [mrtg] threshold alert every 2 hour, not every 5 minutes
> >If the T1 maxes out for 30 minutes, I'd receive 6 email messages
> >notifying me of the threshold break.   This is unreasonable.  I want
> >receive 1 email message only if the T1 maxes out for 2 hours
> >straight. Does anyone have any ideas on how I would go about
> >doing this?  Thanks in advance.
> Don't use MRTG for alerting; the Alert functionality in MRTG is very
> basic.
> MRTG is designed for logging (making graphs) and the alerting is a
> bolt-on.  Instead, install something like Nagios (this is what we use)
> then query the stats either independently or using the Nagios
> plugin.  This will allow you to set up highly flexible alerting rules.
> Steve

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