Chapter 8. Plugin Architecture

Now, that you have learned about the basic Cacti features, you are going to learn how to extend the capabilities of your Cacti instance with the available Plugin Architecture.

In this chapter we are going to:

  • Provide a short overview of Plugin Architecture
  • Install and configure Plugin Architecture
  • Learn how to extend Cacti with plugins
  • Allow users to use the extended features of plugins

Let's start!

Introduction to the Plugin Architecture

The Plugin Architecture is an optional set of files that extend the basic functionality of Cacti with the ability to call external functions and applications, also called "plugins".

Why plugins?

Plugins allow other external developers to implement open source as well as commercial features ...

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