Category Archives: mrtg

Server and Network Monitoring using MRTG – Part 1

This is the 1st series of articles highlighting the usage of MRTG for server and network monitoring.

In my previous article, I touched upon the basics of installing MRTG, Net-SNMP and used the cfgmaker tool to generate simple MRTG graphs. In this article, we further move on to the topic of creating MRTG graphs for a single Linux/Unix machine using only shell scripts.

The final goal or mission of these series of articles is to provide users concrete and professional examples of monitoring their servers and network devices using MRTG. In the end of these series of articles, we will round up and unite all these MRTG graphs to our web based network monitoring system called Nagios.

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Monitoring your Linux/Unix servers and network devices using MRTG and SNMP

This tutorial will guide you to create MRTG graphs for your Linux/Unix Server or just about any network device which supports SNMP.

This guide will present you the layout in a practical way and will not go in depth to explain the theories behind how they work. This is because the users will explore and learn them by themselves.

SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol.

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