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Cacti 0.8 Beginner's Guide by Thomas Urban

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Chapter 2. Using Graphs to Monitor Networks and Devices

After having installed and configured Cacti, you will now be able to add your first devices and graphs to the system. This chapter will show you how to add new devices and how to add some performance measurement graphs to them. You will also learn how to group devices using the Cacti tree.

This chapter is going to cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to graph creation with RRDtool
  • Adding devices to Cacti
  • Adding graphs to a device
  • Assigning host templates to a device
  • Adding a device to the Cacti tree

So let's get started…

An introduction to Cacti graphs and the RRDtool

You can learn more about how RRDtool stores data in Appendix C. Now, you'll be looking into the actual graph creation process ...

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