[CentOS] Monitor Network Traffic

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 14:41:15 UTC 2009


Jake wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM, sadas sadas <mailrc at abv.bg 
> <mailto:mailrc at abv.bg>> wrote:
> 
>     What is the best way to monitor the total incoming / outcoming
>     network traffic of CentOS server. I think that the solution is to
>     monitor the network interfaces and to send SNMP packets to remote
>     server. But is it possible?
> 
> 
> Absolutely. Check out Cacti http://cacti.net/ 
> 
> There are lots of alternatives to Cacti too (MRTG, even doing graphing 
> in your system monitoring tool like Nagios.) You might also find it 
> easier to monitor the switch instead of the servers if that's possible 
> with your gear. This way, you configure the switch once and can monitor 
> all the servers on it instead of having to configure each server 
> individually to allow snmp access.

OpenNMS is good too, if you have enough devices to be worth the extra 
complexity.  Http://www.opennms.org.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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