[rrd-users] rrd for application monitoring

Liehann Loots liehannl at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 10:44:54 CET 2009

Hi Tobias,

My previous response should have been replied to the list, my
apologies for the direct response.

I also wanted to clarify - I wanted to roll up metrics into 1min,
5min, and 60min buckets, then graph metrics for the buckets over
several hours / days. rrdtool already does pretty much everything -
calculating averages, percentiles etc., which made it really
appealing, but if, as you said, its not the right tool, then so be it.

If anyone knows of a tool that can do these kind of metrics I would
appreciate a link. So far everything Google returns seems to be backed
by rrdtool, a sign that its a good tool I suppose :-)


On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM, Tobias Oetiker <tobi at oetiker.ch> wrote:
> Liehann,
> for per-call metrics, rrdtool is not the right choice.
> cheers
> tobi
> Today Liehann Loots wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm investigation what the best tool would be for monitoring
>> applications and web services.
>> rrd seems pretty awesome but there is one problem I'm not sure how to
>> work around. rrd stores data in second granularity. I want to store
>> call metrics - for every call there will be a datapoint. If there is
>> more than one call per second there will be more than one datapoint
>> per second, which rrd can't store.
>> Is there a way to solve this problem?
>> Regards,
>> Liehann
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