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Linux Magazine: Impress the Boss with Cacti

Dec 16, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When using Linux in a business environment, it's important to monitor resource utilization. System monitoring helps with capacity planning, alerts you to performance problems, and generally makes managers happy.

"So, in this month's 'Tech Support,' let's install Cacti, a resource monitoring application that utilizes RRDtool as a back-end. RRDTool stores and displays time-series data, such as network bandwidth, machine-room temperature, and server load average. With Cacti and RRDtool, you can graph system performance in a way that will not only make it more useful, it'll also impress your pointy-haired boss..."

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