[Xymon] network traffic monitoring

Scot Kreienkamp SKreien at la-z-boy.com
Fri Dec 6 14:45:53 CET 2013

MRTG is easy to integrate with Xymon.... I had mine setup and running in less than five minutes since my distro had an MRTG RPM readily available.  Not trying to say anything against Devmon but the MRTG integration is a no brainer.  I would say go back to that if you think it will do what you want.

From: Xymon [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of Kris Springer
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 2:58 AM
To: W.J.M. Nelis; Xymon MailingList
Subject: Re: [Xymon] network traffic monitoring

Does anyone have an easy installation guide for devmon on Ubuntu?  I installed it and got the SNMP_Session perl stuff installed, but I'm not adept enough at linux or perl to get devmon to start for some reason.  It's got a start script prebuilt for RedHat but that doesn't work for me and I don't know which paths to edit to make it work.  Even if I do get it running it looks like I'll need some advanced configs with OID's that I have no idea about.  Devmon was suggested by previous posts so I thought I'd give it a shot.  MRTG seems way easier than this and doesn't require OID's.  Should I just go back to that?

Thank you.
Kris Springer


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM, W.J.M. Nelis <Wim.Nelis at nlr.nl<mailto:Wim.Nelis at nlr.nl>> wrote:
That's great for the monitoring server, but I want it for all the network devices and servers that I'm monitoring.  I'm going to get 'devmon' going and see if that will work for us.

When installing Devmon, consider installing the patches on the SourceForge Devmon page as well. Although the latest svn version dates of last September, a number of improvements (patches) submitted in the last two years are not yet included in the distribution version of Devmon.

Kind regards,
  Wim Nelis.

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