[CentOS] Monitor Network Traffic

Jake jakepaulus at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 14:17:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM, sadas sadas <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

Jake Paulus
JakePaulus at gmail.com
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