From: Matthew Hattersley <matthew.hattersley@va...> - 2006-11-13 15:20:47
It really is a nice piece of software, however it may be a little
intensive for the majority of peoples tastes. We currently have around
50 DL boxes out in the wild, but we choose to monitor them from one
central location running cacti, which proves much more effective.=20
As regards being a good additional to a box acting as firewall/router
and monitoring station, I would say yes.
It all depends on whether you would like your firewall monitoring your
snmp based devices or not. For us, this would be no, as the statistics
would have to be held on the flash card or disk on module, neither of
which seems like a good idea. Those deploying on a HDD may find this
system much more effective.
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Subject: Re: [Devil-Linux-discuss] Link monitoring / CACTI
Matthew Hattersley wrote:
> Snmp monitoring could be the easiest. We also put bin versions of bwm
> and iperf on our DL boxes.
> Iperf, to generate ip traffic, bwm to watch interfaces in realtime.
> In order to graph the interfaces cacti is probably the easiest
> to setup rather than writing your own RRD or MRTG scripts.
I have heard many really good news about Cacti.
Would it be an easy/good addition to DL?
> I have a devil linux box either side of a wireless link which is used
> connect 2 offices. Can anyone tell me if there is a simple way to
> monitor the speed of the link between the 2 routers?
> Am a bit of a newbie so the easiest solution wins!