[AusNOG] Network Management and Tools
robert at timetraveller.org
Mon Jul 5 11:50:43 EST 2010
On Mon, 5 Jul 2010, David Hughes wrote:
> This is one thing that amazes me about FOSS monitoring systems.
> Everyone thinks its normal and totally acceptable to have 2 different
> systems for realtime monitoring and historical reporting. So, for
Not everyone - this has troubled me for a long time :) I spent quite a
lot of time looking at a lot of the FOSS options and found most of them
had problems that I just felt shouldn't be there.
I ended up settling on collectd (http://www.collectd.org). It does
historical reporting, can do alerting, and can hook in to Nagios to have
that do the alerting if you prefer.
It supposed CSV & RRD backends with SQL coming soon apparently.
Seperating the information gathering from the GUI was a stroke of genius
that seems obvious in hindsight.
> I know we all do it but why do we all think it's perfectly fine to
> collect almost every single monitoring metric twice ? What an amazingly
> inefficient way of doing this. Problem is I can't find anything that
> I'd be happy to use as a replacement for nagios and cacti. Surely it
> would make total sense to extend nagios so it actually remembered the
> data it collected rather than just doing a real-time evaluation and then
Actually there are Nagios add-ons that will do this but they weren't very
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