[CentOS] Graphing System Load MRTG

Tue Dec 21 16:25:15 UTC 2010
Matt <lm7812 at gmail.com>

>> I check system load like so:
>> [root at server cron.daily]# w
>>   10:07:33 up 4 days, 15:01,  2 users,  load average: 4.22, 3.17, 3.09
>> I would like to to graph the 3.17 5 minute average with MRTG.  Anyone
>> know of some examples of doing this?
> Where you should start depends on how much else you would like to
> monitor.  Cacti is probably the easiest thing to set up for a small
> number of machines and not unreasonable for a single host monitoring
> itself.  I like OpenNMS but it is overkill for a small setup.

I already have MRTG installed and am somewhat familiar with it.  Graph
interfaces with it.  I was thinking an MRTG config and perhaps a shell
script for it to call.