[nycbug-talk] Cacti Alternatives?

Edward Capriolo edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Tue May 18 12:25:48 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:

> http://docs.cacti.net/plugin:autom8
> Took a quick look at this.  It looks great!  Right now, I just have a
> script that runs each time a new host is added to LDAP.  Can autom8 be
> configured to look at an LDAP directory and create graphs for hosts once
> added?  Or is it better to just do that integration on my own?
>  Also cacti has some php cli scripts that run from the command line, I
>> believe those same scripts will run remotely as well.  If you want a sample
>> of some CLI scripting I can provide.
> This is what I'm using now.  The script works fine, but I don't have it
> looking at LDAP yet.
> What did you end up doing for nagios?  I have puppet configuring nagios
> right now, but that only seems to work for hosts configured by puppet (which
> isn't all of my hosts).
> -Matt


Normally you would run autom8 and discovery in conjunction. discovery finds
nodes and automate adds graphs to them. If you ldap code discovers graphs
you do not need discovery and autom8 takes care of the rest.

>> What did you end up doing for nagios?

cp & sed :)
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