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Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring

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Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring

Overview of this book

Cacti is a network monitoring tool that provides graphic solutions to your everyday monitoring issues. It has a wide variety of features and misusing them can mean that you are not monitoring your network as closely as you think. This book takes you through all of the key features of Cacti and shows how to use them for maximum effectiveness. This book will teach you how to use Cacti effectively to monitor your network through its web interface leaving aside all the heavy chunks of code. You will be introduced to all the features of Cacti in an easy-to-understand format. This book introduces Cacti and goes through its complete installation and setup. After a quick look, it will teach you to use Cacti's amazing graph templating and user management features. You will learn to customize graphs and make them better looking and easier to understand. It will teach you to provide the paths to any external script or command using Cacti. Then it will take you through importing and managing new templates and also customizing them. Creating users and assigning permissions to them is the next step in this book. Towards the end, you will learn to take backups and restore the system.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Creating a graph for single SNMP OID

At some point, you may want to generate a graph for a single SNMP OID. In this section, we will learn to create a graph for SNMP OID.

To create a graph for SNMP OID we will use the SNMP Generic OID Template that comes with all Cacti version 0.8.5 and above. Let's start!

Click New Graph from the Create section.

Now, from dropdown menu, select the host where you want to create the graph. From the next dropdown menu, select SNMP Generic OID Template and click on the create button.

In the following page, you will need to fill in the fields.

Fields details of this form:




Give the title for the new graph. Give a meaningful name, so that you can identify this graph later. It is always good idea to keep |host_description| as it is, just add your desired title after this.

Vertical Label

This will be printed on the graph left side (y-axis). It's generally used to describe units, such as 'bytes' or 'percent'.

Legend Color

The color...