[smokeping-users] Whats the limit?

Mersberger, Robert robert.mersberger at goldenliving.com
Wed Aug 12 20:07:39 CEST 2009

Smokeping can handle that number easy but the bigger question would be what you frequency is. Mine is set for 120 seconds and I run close to 400 sites.  The other think that can kill you is if you have a lot of unreachable sites in your config. Retries take time.

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From: smokeping-users-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:smokeping-users-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Jeff Williams
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [smokeping-users] Whats the limit?

> Helli List,
> i would like to SmokePing about 300-400 Hosts. Is this possible.
> I added those hosts to my already running smokeping setup but then the
> graph was not drawn anymore. I dunno why.
> I could now set up a seperate Host just for those 300-400 Hosts. Can
> Smokeping handle that many?
> Cheers,
> Mario

I think it really depends on your hardware and what you want your ping interval to be. We ping over 2000 locations with several ip addresses each 5 times every 90 seconds. Our server has 8 cores and 6 GB of ram.
We weren't always using that server, but as we added more locations, our pings were getting closer and closer to not hitting the interval we wanted. We use SpeedyCGI, even though its old and unmainted. It seems to have memory leaks over time, but its the only one we've tried that can display the graphs in a timely manner.

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