[nycbug-talk] Statistical Monitoring

Max Gribov max at neuropunks.org
Tue Nov 4 11:41:02 EST 2008

Matt Juszczak wrote:
> Hi all,
> What do all of you use for monitoring now-n-days?  In the past I've used a 
> combination of Nagios and Cacti, but I've setup Nagios on a new setup, and 
> while investigating Cacti (via SNMP) I also began investigating Ganglia.
I like symon (http://www.xs4all.nl/~wpd/symon/)  - its a server/client 
push set up, so you can aggregate and graph in one place, it should be 
in ports
I also like vnstat for cumulative traffic stats.

Theres also mailstat.pl for postfix, and something very similar for BIND

hope this helps..

> What do all of you prefer - push methods or pull methods for statistics 
> gathering and graphing?  It seems using Cacti with SNMP would work nicely, 
> but also using Ganglia to push the data to a centralized gmond (which 
> I've also done in the past) works well, too.
> Thoughts?
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