[mrtg] Wow--This is Difficult to Setup!

Bjorgen T. Eatinger beatinger at edenhosting.net
Thu Mar 29 06:22:54 CEST 2007

Hello Kevin,
Thank you for your reply!  I managed to get the service running
correctly, and now that aspect is working great.
And I looked in the MRTG.CFG file and found that it appears that the
switches were, for the most part, configured somewhat, but that
everything was completely commented out for some reason.  Some of the
ports were commented out as they are disabled (by us administrators),
but I still need all ports to be monitored whether disabled or not.
Also, I am wondering if I will get a separate HTML file for each of
these devices, or if I will simply get one massive HTML page.  We would
much rather have separate HTML files for each device, if that is
possible, then we will build our own front-end menu to select the device
we wish to monitor.
Sincerely, Bjorgen


From: Kevin Stone [mailto:kjstone at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 8:01 PM
To: Bjorgen T. Eatinger
Subject: Re: [mrtg] Wow--This is Difficult to Setup!

On Windows I've never tried to run it as a service.  Typically I set up
a batch file to be run from the Task Scheduler every 5 minutes for 23
hours and 55 minutes.  This has worked for me many times over many
years.  Alternatively, there are some free/OSS cron clones for Windows.
These may work as well. 

I can't help on the cfgmaker issue, all my devices are and have been
Cisco and that works quite well. 


On 3/28/07, Bjorgen T. Eatinger <beatinger at edenhosting.net> wrote: 

	I have completely installed and managed to get running most of
the MRTG code, running on MS Advanced Server 2003, IIS v6.0, including
using the SRVANY.EXE so that the MRTG script will run as a service.
	I have 2 problems, as follows:
	1. Using the cfgmaker script, I cannot get more than just a
router added to the MRTG.CFG file.  We have a Cisco 1720 router, a Cisco
PIX 506e (which we probably don't need to monitor), and six 3COM 24-port
switches.  Of most interest are the six 3COM switches.  How do we get
all of these devices in the configuration file?
	2. Even with the one device (the Cisco router) correctly
configured in the MRTG.CFG file, we cannot get the updates to work
reliably.  I don't see much activity happening.  I finally stopped the
MRTG service for a few hours, then started it again, and then saw
activity, but then left the service running again for several hours, and
no additional activity occurred.  How do we tell the service to run the
mrtg script from time to time?
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	Your help is greatly appreciated!
	Sincerely, Bjorgen T. Eatinger

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