[CentOS] Cacti/snmp question

Wed Jun 16 15:14:43 UTC 2010
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Whit Blauvelt <whit at transpect.com>
>> Then PNP will "automaticaly" plot these values... but 
>> yes, if you have n values, you will get n graphs...
> So PNP is just automagical?

Let me rephrase: once properly setup, it will 'automagicaly' plot any new data... ^_^
In fact, I had a look at my notes and they are a little longer and more complex than what I remembered...
See http://docs.pnp4nagios.org/pnp-0.6/modes
Choose your data collection mode and then follow the install pages...
Basicaly: tell nagios to dump perf data and tell the npcd daemon to work on it...
I went with "Bulk Mode with NPCD", but with the new version they have:
Bulk Mode with npcdmod: "This scenario includes npcdmod.o, an NEB-module.
This module reduces the configuration of the “Bulk Mode with NPCD” to a mere two lines in nagios.cfg"
So maybe it will be easier... never tried it.
And for your security problem, here we password protect (htaccess) our web applications directories (nagios, cacti...)...