Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update from Alaa at BSD

Saalaam to everyone,

During my Internship in Blue State Digital (BSD), I have had the opportunity to learn many things which may be useful for people interested in Networking, Internet and Technology.

I came by a very useful tool used for graphing and monitoring the performance of any device or computer in the network which simply provides SNMP. It is called Cacti. People whom are familiar with other graphing systems (like MRTG,RRDTool or others) may find cacti more advanced and powerful than those systems.

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features, out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

Cacti is released under the GNU General Public License, meaning that it is completely FREE with no strings attached. Cacti can work under different environments (Unix, Linux and Windows).However, if you enjoy Cacti and find it useful be sure to check out the donations page for various ways to encourage development and otherwise make cacti’s founder happy.

Cacti requires that the following software is installed on your system.
· RRDTool 1.0.49 or 1.2.x or greater
· MySQL 4.1.x or 5.x or greater
· PHP 4.3.6 or greater, 5.x greater highly recommended for advanced features
· A Web Server e.g. Apache or IIS

For further info about Cacti


1 comment:

  1. Nice information, I see this tool is very active one.