[Xymon] network traffic monitoring

Kris Springer kspringer at innovateteam.com
Fri Dec 6 19:25:03 CET 2013

Yes, but all I'm interested in is the traffic graphing.  I've got other
things running for other alerts.

With so much built-in funtionality in Xymon it surprises me that network
device traffic graphing hasn't been just built-in yet.

Thank you.
*Kris Springer*


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Mark Felder <feld at feld.me> wrote:

> On Dec 6, 2013, at 8:31, Scot Kreienkamp <SKreien at la-z-boy.com> wrote:
> > MRTG has the ability to monitor much more than just throughput.  MRTG
> will collect and graph any number of variables (up to 4 I believe, I’ve
> never tried more than two) that can be collected by SNMP or scripts.  I
> have used it to monitor temperature, CPU load, length in minutes of
> daylight during the day, and several other things as well as throughput
> over the years I’ve used it.  I’ve also used RRDTool directly to monitor
> and maintain graphs of various things when MRTG didn’t allow enough
> variables in a single graph or if I wanted more control over the process.
> >
> > The bottom line is both MRTG and Devmon will work, as well as doing
> something directly with RRDTool like I have if Kris cares to do that.  I
> advocate for MRTG simply because I think setup/integration is easier with
> MRTG and Xymon.
> This may be true, but the MRTG integration cannot assist Xymon with
> sending *alerts* for things like:
> - high cpu
> - high memory
> - high temp
> - interface errors, discards, or collisions
> - interface under a high load
> - interface down, but administratively up
> - power supply failure
> - fan failure
> - wrong number of route prefixes
> These are all things devmon can have xymon alert you for, but MRTG can
> only graph them.
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