[CentOS] Graphing System Load MRTG

Tue Dec 21 16:34:12 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 12/21/2010 10:25 AM, Matt wrote:
>>> 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.

You can do that - but if you install cacti it is already set up with the 
web interface to view it and a framework to add other things.  You do 
need to set up snmpd if you haven't already - although it has been a 
while since I used cacti - it might have something special for localhost 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com