[smokeping-users] Something Odd With This These Graphs: http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping-demo/?target=Customers.OP.johan

Jenny Lee bodycare_5 at live.com
Wed Oct 5 07:47:53 CEST 2011

> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping-demo/?target=Customers.OP.johan
> >
> > If you look at this graph, there is package loss about once a day
> > (blue lines). That is 1-5% out of the 144 runs a day.
> >
> > However, as you go down on the page... at 400 days at the bottom,
> > whole graph is BLUE!
> >
> > Averages are corret, but they are not being graphed properly.
> >
> > I have just started with SmokePing (which is a PITA to install on
> > a RedHat). Is it so hard to roll an rpm?
> >
> > Is there also any templates for it? Included ones are... well,
> > just not for our times.
> If I remember corectly, the loss consolidation function is using
> MAX somewhere along the line, so even little losses will stick
> around through consolidation ...
> cheers
> tobi
Hello Tobi,
Never mind my criticism, thank you for a great tool. I set it up, put in 3 slaves. All monitoring good so far.
Now the problems:
a. What is the fix for this issue? I don't believe everyone is using it like that. The purpose of graphing... is so that we do not need to read the fine print. When I looked at that graph, I was to have a heart attack. How can I show something like this to my boss? I use cacti as well and I don't have this problem. Nothing is clear from these graphs beyond a day.
b. The UI needs serious improvements. 70% of my screen is empty. Why not to plug in 4 graphs there?
c. What is Speedy CGI? I had hard time trying to find it let alone being able to install it?
d. Do the slaves need all these dependencies? Can't you make a stripped down version? Since they don't need any cgi, graphing, etc.
e. I had to install 42 rpms to get this working! I had to take 3 srpms from Fedora and recompile them on Redhat 6. Take Fedora SmokePing RPM, recompile on Redhat. Yet, I still have version 2.4.2. I spent 2 days. This doesn't have to be so painful!
Thanks again for all your work (smokeping, mrtg, rrdtool, and all).
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