MRTG - The Multi Router Traffic Grapher
What IS MRTG?
Description Live MRTG Example MRTG FAQ Web
MRTG Config Files
3Com APCC Cisco Dell NetApp NetWare SOMIX.COM Archive
Windows NT Windows 2000 MRTG Helper Files
Please note: Select the Windows 2000 link (above) to download config files for the graphs you see in NET-SONAR!
MRTG - The Multi Router Traffic Grapher
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Dave Rand <email@example.com>
and a number of other people from the Global-Village
|Documentation by||Tobias Oetiker <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Well, I can't say enough about this program! IT IS WONDERFUL! Did I mention it's FREE?!
It is a combination of PERL scripts and a fast C program (called RATEUP) that targets SNMP compliant devices, GETs performance data, writes it to a log, and graphs the result in daily, weekly, monthly and yearly views. These graphs are embedded into web pages which can be viewed from any modern Web-browser. This is where your hard work with getting SNMP installed on your NT and/or NetWare servers REALLY pays off. Check it out live (commented) examples of what MRTG can do, illustrated by graphs created from performance statistics from my Windows NT Server, by clicking here.
Armed with the ability to install SNMP performance monitoring DLLs or NLMs, you can pretty much have MRTG collect and graph information on any statistic. For example, using SNMP and MRTG, you can monitor statistics on Windows NT Servers (as above) and NetWare Servers (I am monitoring about 15 useful stats on some NetWare servers at work), collecting information on CPU usage, memory usage, NLMs, volume space remaining, file server reads and writes, etc.
Of course, you can also use MRTG to collect information about routers, switches, hubs and almost anything that will allow SNMP access. I use MRTG to track temperature and humidity in a computer room (from an APC MeasureUPS module installed in an APC Matrix 5000 UPS. All you need is an SNMP capable device (with the SNMP agent enabled, of course), and the proper MRTG CFG (config) files. Here is my collection of them. Help yourself! I will be adding more as I find/create them.
SEND ME SOME IF YOU HAVE SOME TO SHARE!
MRTG FAQ Web Sites
http://faq.mrtg.org is the "unofficial" MRTG FAQ web site, maintained by Alex van den Bogaerdt (email@example.com.Het.Net). Look here if you have any questions about MRTG!
MRTG - Config File Repository
Windows NT Server/Workstation:
(use in conjunction with the SNMP4NT files).
|Config file (Click to d/l)||Description|
Internet Information Server
|IIS: Anonymous HTTP Users||IIS: Anonymous FTP Users||IIS: Anonymous HTTP&FTP Users|
|Privileged vs. User Mode %|
|Available vs. Commited Bytes||Pages per Second||Page Faults per Second|
|Page Reads per Second|
|NIC Traffic (Bytes/sec.)||NWLink IPX Datagram Sent/Recv'd||NWLink SPX Datagram Sent/Recv'd|
|IP Datagrams Sent and Recv'd||RAS Port Stats||NetBEUI Protocol Stats (soon)|
|Free (Bytes remaining)|
|Active Sessions (Users)|
|Queue Length vs. Active Threads|
Put in the MRTG directory (change extension to .pl)
PNGPROBE.CFG - Put in your CFG directory (edit and change this file)
PING.EXE - Replace your version of PING with this one
NetWare Server: (use in conjunction with the SNMP4NW files)
|CPU % Usage|
|Allocated Memory||Cache Moveable Memory in Use||Cache Non-Moveable Memory in Use|
|Cache Buffers In Use||Code and Data Memory in Use|
|NIC Traffic (Bytes/sec.)|
|Space Remaining on SYS: (Note 1)|
|Number of Users Attached||Number of Reads/Writes||Number of Processes (NLMS)|
Network Appliance (NetApp) Servers:
|NetApp Filer||NetApp NetCache|
|Model 1004 - Free Memory||7000/75xx - Free Memory|
|Model 1004 - CPU % Usage (soon)||7000/75xx - Temperature|
|Model 4X00 - Free Memory||7000/75xx - CPU Utilization (1min/5min)|
|Model 4x00 - CPU % Usage|
|Measure UPS - Temperature||APC Matrix - Power|
|Measure UPS - Humidity||APC Misc. Environmental|
|Misc. Performance Stats|
Note 1: You may have to do an SNMPUTIL WALK on the OID to confirm the response value, particularly if you have more than one volume, or are using NetWare 5.
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