[rrd-users] using xml files as input into rrdgraph to generate image

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Thu Jan 19 23:29:54 CET 2012

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this is a tool I am curently working on ... it has the ability to
merge the data from multiple monitoring system in a single central
point ...


Today Simon Hobson wrote:

> Jimmy Lu wrote:
> >We try to use multiple server to collect different data and export
> >xml files, then  send to one machine to create graph image. Is it
> >possible to use exported xml files as input into rrdgraph to
> >generate graph image?
> No. The only way you could do it would be to write a program that
> would parse the XML, create an RRD file, and insert all the data into
> it. Then you could graph from the rrd file.
> Have you considered rrd cached ?
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/doc/rrdcached.en.html
> I've found it works quite well to allow updates from multiple
> machines to rrds stored on one central machine. In my case, I have a
> logger/monitoring box that runs various stuff, and my two border
> routers send traffic information to it using cached.
> Run cached on the machine you want to plot the data on, and on the
> machine generating the data do the normal rrdtool update, but add the
> "--daemon <ip address>" option to it.

Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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