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Nagios, 2nd Edition by Wolfgang Barth

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19.3 Preparing Performance Data for Evaluation with Perf2rrd

Another tool which transfers Nagios performance data to an RRD database is the Java application Perf2rrd. This requires an installed Java Runtime Environment (1.4.2 Plugin test, or preferably 1.5 Configuration of the Web Interface). Since the virtual machine generates a noticeable load on less powerful computers, and also requires a large amount of memory, the requirements made of the Nagios server by Perf2rrd are significantly higher than those made by Nagiosgraph.

On the other hand there is no more work after the installation as far as generating the RRD databases is concerned, because Perf2rrd uses the template mechanism of Nagios (see 19.1 Processing Plugin Performance Data with Nagios ...

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