[smokeping-users] Non-polling master and slaves

Simon Liang simon at bigair.net.au
Mon Nov 14 12:46:48 CET 2011


Thanks for the reply.

I had a look through the mailing list and turns out there is a
"nomasterpoll" option. Valid from level 2 onwards.

Put that into my config and there you have it, slave nodes with a
centralised master smokeping! =)


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:38 PM, G.W. Haywood <ged at jubileegroup.co.uk>wrote:

> Hi there,
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011, Simon Liang wrote:
> > How would I go about creating a master server purely for graphing
> > the data and centralising the configuration files, while slave nodes
> > are used to retrieve the data?
> I don't know if you can do exactly that, but you can probably use the
> master to ping just one node and ignore the results.  The reason I say
> this is that I've had problems with the Smokeping/Apache CGI spinning
> at 100% CPU when it can't find some master data to graph.  This would
> happen when trying to produce the full page of graphs for one node, it
> would be fine on showing the synopsis for several nodes.  I don't know
> if I've just been careless, or unlucky, or if it's, er, a feature, but
> it's happened more than once on different installations.
> If I'd had the time to investigate I'd have spent some time creating a
> test setup to repeat it, but in each case I've been more concerned
> about getting the monitoring up and running than with debugging the
> tools so I simply fixed it.  If anyone wants to try it, I'd suggest
> pointing the CGI scripts to the wrong directory for the collected data
> or something like that.
> --
> 73,
> Ged.
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