Cacti 0.8 Beginner's Guide by Thomas Urban

By Thomas Urban

Written for newbies to Cacti, this ebook comprises step by step directions and hands-on tutorials for community operators to profit the best way to enforce and use the middle Cacti capabilities. The publication is designed in this type of manner so that you can discover it chapter-by-chapter or pass any bankruptcy with out lacking a beat. while you are a community operator and need to take advantage of Cacti for imposing functionality dimension for trending, troubleshooting, and reporting reasons, then this ebook is for you. you simply want to know the fundamentals of community administration and SNMP.

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Time for action – adding a host template to the device 1. Go back to the device overview page by clicking on the Devices link under the Management menu. 2. Click on the device (the description) you have just created. 3. In the Host Template drop-down box, select a template that fits your device best. 4. Click on the Save button.

Once you have made sure that everything is working fine, you can remove or archive the original Cacti directory. [ 23 ] Chapter 1 Management section The Management section, as its name suggests, allows the management of graphs, devices, data sources, and graph trees. Within this section you can add/edit or delete devices, delete graphs, add devices to trees, and much more. Collection methods section The Collection Methods section describes the different ways in which Cacti retrieves data from devices or systems.

Chapter 1 The main advantage of using APT/Yum-based installations is the ease of installation but as we've just seen, installing Cacti isn't very difficult. However, the disadvantage of using APT or Yum is the availability of newer Cacti versions. Source-based Cacti installations can be upgraded to the latest version as soon as it is available on the Cacti website, while APT/Yum-based installations might need to wait until the package maintainers update their repositories. Have a go hero – remote server for database hosting Here is a little challenge for you.

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