[hobbit] Help: Trying to use the NCV functionality of hobbit

Wild, Phil Phil.Wild at asgardwealthsolutions.com.au
Thu Jan 5 08:32:12 CET 2006

Thanks for this but something is still not right.

I have made the change to the env variable as suggested (see extract
from hobbitserver.cfg below)


# This defines which RRD files to include on the "trends" column
# and the order in which they appear.

I removed the existing rrd file then restarted hobbit (did a stop, wait
10 seconds then start).

I waited for the client tos end data and checked that an RRD file was
generated. The rrd file still only has one of the columns (DEV - see

Is there perhaps something wrong with my collected data:

green Wed Jan  4 13:16:08 WST 2006
DEV :       39
RUN :       18

Cheers and thanks


/usr/local/rrdtool/bin/rrdtool dump
../../data/rrd/peruxas5.sealcorp.com.au/pro4.rrd | head -50
<!-- Round Robin Database Dump -->
	<version> 0003 </version>
	<step> 300 </step> <!-- Seconds -->
	<lastupdate> 1136445962 </lastupdate> <!-- 2006-01-05 15:26:02
WST -->

		<name> DEV </name>
		<type> GAUGE </type>
		<minimal_heartbeat> 600 </minimal_heartbeat>
		<min> 0.0000000000e+00 </min>
		<max> NaN </max>

		<!-- PDP Status -->
		<last_ds> UNKN </last_ds>
		<value> 6.0000000000e+02 </value>
		<unknown_sec> 52 </unknown_sec>

<!-- Round Robin Archives -->

-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Stoerner [mailto:henrik at hswn.dk] 
Sent: Wednesday, 4 January 2006 5:37 PM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] Help: Trying to use the NCV functionality of

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 01:36:32PM +0800, Wild, Phil wrote:
> My hobbit server is receiving the following from the client without 
> issue (not incluing the =====) ======== green Wed Jan  4 13:16:08 WST 
> 2006
> DEV :       39
> RUN :       18
> ========
> I have modified hobbitserver.cfg with the following:
> ========
> NCV_pro4="GAUGE"

This one is wrong, is thould be
You must restart Hobbit after this change, and you should also delete
any "pro4.rrd" files below the hobbit data/rrd/ directory to make sure
they get re-created with the correct setting.

> GRAPHS="la,disk,inode,qtree,memory,users,vmstat,iostat,tcp.http,tcp,ne
> ts 
> tat,mrtg::1,temperature,ntpstat,apache,bind,sendmail,mailq,socks,bea,i
> is health,citrix,bbgen,bbtest,bbproxy,hobbitd,pro4"

And this one is missing the "ncv" item. Just add it somewhere.

> I am having real trouble determining how to debug this further.

Have a look at http://www.hswn.dk/~henrik/howtograph.txt . This document
will be part of the Hobbit documentation soon.


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