[smokeping-users] smokeping's server capacity

Dez Cadena dez at otenet.gr
Fri Nov 30 15:08:16 CET 2007

Ok, so I'm monitoring about 800 devices via CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP through 
a Cisco 7200.
I tried to add another 200 devices but then Smokeping couldn't finish in 
300 seconds and
my graphs started developing gaps. I'm already using children probes 
with different offset
(although this does not improve things dramatically) and I have ultra 
fast SCSI storage.

The only way (IMHO) to be able to add more Smokeping targets is to try 
and parallelize the
disk write operation since everything else in the process already is 
done in parallel.

I have 2 filesystems (different disks) in the server so I could take 
advantage of that. The only
way I can think of going on about that, is to split the config in 2, 
with "datadir" and " "imgcache"
pointing to different filesystems for each config file. This would 
require a 2nd smokeping

So, has anybody implemented something similar? Any suggestions?

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