[smokeping-users] Relation between step, pings and graphs
alter3d at alter3d.ca
Tue Dec 2 14:17:37 CET 2008
Step = how many seconds each round of polling lasts
Pings = how many pings are sent to each target during each step
In terms of relation to RRD,
1 step = 1 data point in the RRD file
Note that you should set the values such that you can ping each target
on your network 'pings' times within 'step' seconds, otherwise you will
end up with blank data points in your graph.
For my production setup, I use step = 180, pings = 20. In practice this
means that each data point in the RRD file/graph represents a 3-minute
timespan with aggregate data from 20 ping results.
Kopecny Michal wrote:
> I did try to setup fping probe with
> step = 1
> pings = 3
> And it was sending icmp but in log there was: "WARNING: smokeping took 2
> seconds to complete 1 round of polling: "
> So I changed step to number 2, it was sending icmp but there were no
> I changed step to 3 and it started to work.
> Then I changed pings from 3 to 30, deleted rrd files and once again it
> was pinging but without graphs. This same goes for step=3, pings=5
> So what am I missing ? What is the relation between step,pings ang
> rrdtools ?
> Smokeping version 2.000009
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