[mrtg] Monitoring Load

Matt Baer matt at baerconsult.com
Fri Sep 25 23:41:20 CEST 2009

I'm not really sure how to use cfgmaker templates. I'm kinda learning these things as I need them. Is there a way to just plug in an OID or something? 

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From: "Steve Shipway" <s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz> 
To: "Matt Baer" <matt at baerconsult.com>, "mrtg" <mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch> 
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 3:50:49 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central 
Subject: RE: [mrtg] Monitoring Load 

If you are using SNMP, then the cfgmaker generic host template available at http://www.steveshipway.org/cfgmaker will do the trick nicely. 

Make sure you use the 5-min load average, not the 1-min or 15-min, if you are polling at 5-min frequency (but use the 1-min if you are polling at 1-min frequency, of course) 

If you cannot use SNMP, then you might like to use the Nagios NRPE agent with the check_load plugin, then use the mrtg-nrpe plugin for MRTG to allow MRTG to query the values fomr the Nagios agent. mrtg-nrpe is in the 'extras' directory of the standard Routers2 package from http://www.steveshipway.org/software - this is the way we do it here. 


From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Matt Baer [matt at baerconsult.com] 
Sent: Friday, 25 September 2009 6:15 p.m. 
To: mrtg 
Subject: [mrtg] Monitoring Load 

I'm trying to monitor the load of some Linux servers. I've tried a number of different scripts and can't find anything with the glorious Google method. Does anyone have a working method to monitor load on some Linux machines? 
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