Monitor a Networking System using Cacti with New Book from Packt

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | News | Linux Servers

Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring is a new book from Packt that is aimed at helping Linux administrators effectively monitor their networks using Cacti. Written by Dinangkur Kundu and S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, this book takes users through all key features of Cacti and shows how to use them for maximum effectiveness.

Cacti is an open source, web-based network monitoring tool that provides graphic solutions to your everyday monitoring issues. It is generally used to graph time-series data of metrics such as CPU load and network bandwidth utilization. A common usage is to monitor network traffic by polling a network switch or router interface via SNMP.

Along with the installation and setup of Cacti, this book will teach its readers how to import, manage and customize the graph templates, using the RRDtool, to make the output graphs look better and easier to understand. They will also learn more about adding devices to Cacti and use the graph templates to monitor the entire network. Basic procedures to create users and assign permissions to them to view or edit graphs will also be explained.

With this book, users will understand how the Net-SNMP application suite implements SNMP with Cacti and how the folder structure is used for backing up and restoring a system. By learning to create new data input methods and Script XML data query, users can retrieve raw data from the system to insert into data sources. The advanced command-line scripts provided in the book will also help users easily access and manage a network.

With loads of screenshots, illustrations and easy step-by-step instructions this book is ideal for network administrators using Cacti. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit:  http://www.packtpub.com/cacti-0-8-network-monitoring/book

Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring
    Monitor your network with ease!;

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/cacti-0-8-network-monitoring/book


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