[mrtg] Monitoring Load

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 23:45:14 CEST 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Matt Baer <matt at baerconsult.com> wrote:

> 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?
Just install and enabled net-snmp on the target server.  And tell MRTG to
   laLoad.1 for 1-min
   laLoad.3 for 5-min
   laLoad.3 for 15-min averages.

> ----- Original Message -----
> 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.
> Steve
>  ------------------------------
> *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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Freddie Cash
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