[smokeping-users] Smokeping graphs from VMware slave is "choppy"

Robert Smith lists at wansecurity.com
Wed Apr 30 18:26:56 CEST 2008

VMWare is not really suited for this kind of stuff. Best to use Xen if  
you want to virtualize with network applications.


On Apr 30, 2008, at 6:36 AM, Bruce Mackey wrote:

> I’m running the latest code on both my Master and the Slave servers.
> I suspect there is some time synching issue involved, but when I  
> moved my slave to a VMware image, I started getting choppy graphs.
> I don’t see any errors in the logs, nor any loss of connectivity  
> that the graphs are implying. I can ping continuously with no loss  
> between the slave/master and between the slave and the targets  
> during the blank periods on the graphs.  The logs show every 9-10  
> minutes the “Data Sent, server said OK” message from the slave.  The  
> Master is also slated to be moved to a VMware image, but I’m holding  
> off until I understand this issue.  The extra “smoke” is also a  
> concern as the continuous pings don’t show this variation in latency.
> Has anyone else had anything similar?  Is there any additional data  
> I can gather and send that will assist in getting this resolved  
> (rrdtool dumps)?
> -Bruce
> Bruce Mackey
> Network Architect
> Whaleback Systems
> Bruce.Mackey at whalebacksystems.com
> Master’s view:
> <image001.jpg>
> Slave’s view:
> <image002.jpg>
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