It covers all you need to know to implement professional performance measurement techniques with Cacti and ways to fully customize Cacti to fit your needs.
He had his first experience with Cacti when working in the Strategic Outsourcing business at IBM Germany where he introduced Cacti to several external customers.
The ideal book for System Administrators who want to move their network monitoring to an advanced level.
This book covers the powerful features and flexibility of Nagios Core, and its recipes can be applied to virtually any network.
Cacti is a performance measurement tool that provides easy methods and functions for gathering and graphing system data.
You can use Cacti to develop a robust event management system that can alert on just about anything you would like it to.
But to do that, you need to gain a solid understanding of the basics of Cacti, its plugin architecture, and automation concepts.
Cacti 0.8 Beginner's Guide will introduce you to the wide variety of features of Cacti and will guide you on how to use them for maximum effectiveness.
Advanced topics like the plugin architecture and Cacti automation using the command-line interface will help you build a professional performance measurement system.
Designed as a beginner's guide, the book starts off with the basics of installing and using Cacti, and also covers the advanced topics that will show you how to customize and extend the core Cacti functionalities.
The book offers essential tutorials for creating advanced graphs and using plugins to create enterprise-class reports to show your customers and colleagues.
From data templates to input methods and plugin installation to creating your own customized plugins, this book provides you with a rich selection of step-by-step instructions to reach your goals.