Chapter 5. Data Management

Retrieving data for graphing with Cacti is more than just pulling SNMP data. Cacti allows several different methods for data retrieval. Besides SNMP, Cacti is able to retrieve data using remotely executed scripts, pulling data from databases, or building data by utilizing the Windows Management Interface (WMI).

In this chapter we are going to:

  • Provide a short overview of Cacti's data management
  • Explain how to build a data input method
  • Build a data query
  • Develop a complete remote SSH data input method

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An introduction to Cacti data management

Cacti provides different methods for remote data query. You have already learned about the data input methods for retrieving a single SNMP value, but this method is not ...

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