19.6 Smooth Plotting with PNP

PNP is not PerfParse—with this recursive acronym, which is an allusion to the PerfParse tool (not described in this book)—the authors of PNP, Jörg Linge and Hendrik B$aUcker, are clearly heralding the virtues of their own tool for processing performance data: It is allegedly very easy to install (in contrast to PerfParse) and can be used (almost) without configuration, yet provides extensive configuration options for advanced usage.

Besides providing the usual graphs for a specific check, PNP also creates an overview of all graphs belonging to one host. An AJAX-based input field allows host names to be typed in. The names are auto-completed during input, and a match list of alternative completions is displayed. The ...

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