Chapter 10. Threshold Monitoring with Thold

Now that you've installed several plugins and know how to create your own, let's look at how one of the more complex plugins can help you monitor your devices and send out alerts based on thresholds.

In this chapter, we are going to:

  • Provide an overview of the Thold plugin
  • Describe the different threshold types available
  • Create a threshold
  • Create a threshold template and assign it to a data source

Let's start with some basics!

Threshold monitoring

With the addition of a threshold monitoring plugin, Cacti becomes more and more of a performance management tool. Setting thresholds on the gathered performance data for alerting allows you to:

  • Repair hardware problems before users are impacted
  • Identify performance ...

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