Check multiple network devices of a single host

Posted by on Dec 23, 2008 in Configuration Management | 0 comments

Problem: A cluster server system may have multiple network interfaces  It is of interest to monitor all single devices for availability, while having the advantage to define only one host. – the host on which the network cards are installed.

First define the server as host in Nagios, before following the next steps. (This example configuration is accomplished in Würth Phoenix NetEye making use of the configuration manager Monarch)

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Advanced PING graphs

Posted by on Dec 23, 2008 in Capacity Management | 2 comments

Cacti allows with its graphing engine the representation of sophisticated graphs.

One of the principle values to graph is the ping response time average together with the possible packet loss.
Cacti enables you to pack both information in one single graph, while still remaining well structured and clearly readable.

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