[hobbit] Hobbit 4.2 and IOSTAT on AIX

Wood, Mike Mike.Wood at kci1.com
Thu Nov 12 13:02:14 CET 2009

Thanks Stef for the good advice (as usual).
I've written my script for AIX, and followed the Linux webpage, but I've got a few problems.
The biggest issue is that the values on the graph are too small for the data being submitted.
I suspect it has something to do with my lack of understanding the finer points of RRD.
My RRD output is aggregated by volume group.  Here is a sample:

DS:tps:GAUGE:600:0:U 2451.5
DS:Kb_read:DERIVE:600:0:U 19336
DS:Kb_wrtn:DERIVE:600:0:U 48

And here is my graph definition in hobbitgraph.cfg:

   TITLE VG aggregate read and write
   FNPATTERN iostat-vg.(.*).rrd
   DEF:Kb_read at RRDIDX@=@RRDFN@:Kb_read:AVERAGE
   LINE2:Kb_read at RRDIDX@#@COLOR@:@RRDPARAM@ read KB/s
   GPRINT:Kb_read at RRDIDX@:LAST: \: %8.1lf (cur)
   GPRINT:Kb_read at RRDIDX@:MAX: \: %8.1lf (max)
   GPRINT:Kb_read at RRDIDX@:MIN: \: %8.1lf (min)
   GPRINT:Kb_read at RRDIDX@:AVERAGE: \: %8.1lf (avg)\n

   DEF:Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@=@RRDFN@:Kb_wrtn:AVERAGE
   CDEF:Kb_wrtn at RRDIDX@=0,Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@,-
   LINE2:Kb_wrtn at RRDIDX@#@COLOR@:@RRDPARAM@ wrtn KB/s
   GPRINT:Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@:LAST: \: %8.1lf (cur)
   GPRINT:Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@:MAX: \: %8.1lf (max)
   GPRINT:Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@:MIN: \: %8.1lf (min)
   GPRINT:Kb_wrtn2 at RRDIDX@:AVERAGE: \: %8.1lf (avg)\n

So why would the values for this hot VG be graphed at no more than 50?
What am I missing?

Thanks in advance?

Mike Wood 
UNIX System Administrator 
Kinetic Concepts Inc. 
5751 NW Parkway 
San Antonio, TX, 78249 
E-mail:  mike.wood at kci1.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stef Coene [mailto:stef.coene at docum.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:56 AM
> To: hobbit at hswn.dk
> Subject: Re: [hobbit] Hobbit 4.2 and IOSTAT on AIX
> On Wednesday 11 November 2009, Wood, Mike wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I've seen bits and pieces and references in the archives, but is
> there a
> >  clearly documented process / procedure anywhere for getting iostat
> graphs
> >  functional for AIX clients? Thanks!
> Mhh, I only have an iostat for linux page at
> http://www.docum.org/foswiki/bin/view/Xymon/LinuxIostatGraphs
> I do have a script for AIX, but I never created a webpage for it to
> explain
> how it works and where you can download it.  But using the linux script
> as a
> guideline, it is not that hard to create an AIX version.
> Stef
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