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Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring by S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, Dinangkur Kundu

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Chapter 7. Data Management

To generate graphs, Cacti needs to collect data. Cacti, by default, comes with some data queries and data input methods, which are enough for small and medium networks, but if you have a large network with 100+ computers, routers, and network devices, writing some data queries and input methods may save you time.

In this chapter, we will learn:

  • How to create data input method.

  • How to create data query.

  • SNMP query XML syntax.

  • Script query XML syntax.

  • Creating graph for single SNMP OID.

In Cacti, data is collected by two methods:

  1. The data input method.

  2. The data query method.

Data input method

In Chapter 4, we learned about the data input method. Here, we'll learn to create data input methods. Data input methods are the basic system ...

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