# [rrd-users] Re: percentage as opposed to rate

Leigh Sharpe lsharpe at pacificwireless.com.au
Wed Nov 13 22:48:43 MET 2002

```Use GAUGE. It records absolute values, not rates. When graphing, convert it
to a percentage by dividing by the maximum possible lines and multiplying by
100.

LAST consolidation function is exactly that - the last value entered into

Regards,
Leigh

Leigh Sharpe
Network Systems Engineer
Pacific Wireless
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharath K Udupa" <skuds at gmx.net>
To: <rrd-users at list.ee.ethz.ch>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 7:11 AM
Subject: [rrd-users] Re: percentage as opposed to rate

>
> One more question, can I use RRD to graph the actual value at a particular
> point rather than the rate?
>
> /SKU
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sharath K Udupa" <skuds at gmx.net>
> To: <rrd-users at list.ee.ethz.ch>
> Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 1:37 AM
> Subject: [rrd-users] percentage as opposed to rate
>
>
> |
> | I want to use RRD to graph the maximum lines available and the current
> lines
> | used on a cisco device. I donot want the rate, but the percentage of
> usage,
> | ie. at time X, the percentage of usage is A%, time X+10 , the percentage
> is
> | B%. Is it possible to do this in rrd?
> |
> | any help is appreciated?
> |
> | btw what is the LAST consolidation function.
> |
> | thanks,
> | SKU
> |
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