Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring
By Dinangkur Kundu, S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2009
Pages: 132

In Detail

Cacti is a network monitoring tool that provides graphic solutions to your everyday monitoring issues. It has a wide variety of features and misusing them can mean that you are not monitoring your network as closely as you think. This book takes you through all of the key features of Cacti and shows how to use them for maximum effectiveness.

This book will teach you how to use Cacti effectively to monitor your network through its web interface leaving aside all the heavy chunks of code. You will be introduced to all the features of Cacti in an easy-to-understand format.

This book introduces Cacti and goes through its complete installation and setup. After a quick look, it will teach you to use Cacti's amazing graph templating and user management features. You will learn to customize graphs and make them better looking and easier to understand. It will teach you to provide the paths to any external script or command using Cacti. Then it will take you through importing and managing new templates and also customizing them. Creating users and assigning permissions to them is the next step in this book. Towards the end, you will learn to take backups and restore the system.

This book teaches you to monitor your network, customize the output graph and input source, and take backups

Approach

With loads of screenshots and illustrations and easy step-by-step instructions, this book is ideal for beginners in the network monitoring business.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to manage a network using Cacti. You don't have to be a Linux Guru to use this book.

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      I bought this ebook for the simple task of being able to define my own cacti graphs, outside stock SNMP ones that cacti offers out of the box. It confused me more than not having read it. That being said I am glad that I bought it on a sale and did not pay the full price of it.

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