[nycbug-talk] Cacti Alternatives?

Jesse Callaway bonsaime at gmail.com
Mon May 17 15:09:57 EDT 2010

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to set something up like cacti, but I'd really like to automate the
> creation of the graphs and templates with either puppet (which talks to LDAP
> for nodes) or LDAP directly.  Just like powerDNS is a great alternative for
> bind that allows an LDAP backend, I'm looking for an alternative to cacti
> (or a way to make cacti do what I want) that would allow me to use puppet,
> or LDAP directly, to add graphs to cacti and manage them.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  What have others done?  It seems like one could
> always write a process that would read data from LDAP and execute the
> command line scripts for cacti (or have puppet execute the command line
> scripts for cacti based on node data in LDAP).
> Thanks!
> -Matt
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Try giving a shout out to Ed Capriolo, who did a talk on Hadoop for
nycbug a few months back. He has done a lot of scripting for nagios
and cacti to get his automated hadoop deployments "phoning home" for
monitoring. He has some scripts up on his website which you can hack
on too... Just not sure where : )


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