[mrtg] Monitoring latency and jitter

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Apr 7 22:09:51 CEST 2015

There is a data-collection plugin for MRTG called mrtg-ping-probe that returns the min/max latencies (and jitter if you want); if you are using Routers2 with MRTG then it has a special mode to handle this which graphs it as a floating bar.  You can get the plugin from many places; I think it is in the MRTG contrib folder, and the Routers2 extras folder.

Having said that, Smokeping does the job far better, though it is a different package.  If you have alot of these you want to monitor, it may be a better choice.  If you have a single latency to monitor and many other MRTG metrics already in place, then maybe use MRTG for the latency graph.


Steve Shipway
University of Auckland ITS
UNIX Systems Design Lead
s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz>
Ph: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86487

From: mrtg [mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch] on behalf of Rick Silacci [rick at velociter.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 8 April 2015 4:37 a.m.
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Subject: [mrtg] Monitoring latency and jitter

Is it possible to monitor latency and jitter with MRTG?  If so, does anyone have any pointers as how to do this?


Rick Silacci
Velociter Wireless
1525 Second Street
Escalon, CA 95320
Office: 209.838.1221
Phone: 209.838.1800

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