Cacti has a great polling engine for retrieving SNMP, WMI and other data from a lot of different devices. It generally stores the data into RRD files which are then being used to create the actual graphs for the users to view. By using InfluxDB together with Grafana as a frontend, it is possible to built an easy to use performent dashboard for end-users utilizing the Cacti polling engine.
A new feature for the monitor plugin for Cacti has been created: Grouping devices by site ! This allows you to quickly see issues in one particular site/location without the need to look over a complete list of hosts. Read More
Today we’re going to look into howto enabling HTTPS only connections for the Cacti web-interface running on a windows system. This post will guide you through the different steps required to enable SSL/HTTPS on an Apache server and setup automated redirection to the SSL enabled site. Read More
The nmidSmokeping plugin is undergoing a major rewrite with a tighter integration into the Cacti tree. This will allow the adding of smokeping graphs using the normal “Graph Tree” management page so smokeping graphs appear right at the place where you want them to show up.
Today we’re going to add a new functionality to Cacti to support gradients within the Cacti graphs supporting AREA graph items.
This involves editing the lib/rrd.php file so the changes will be gone after an update of Cacti. Nevertheless it’s easy to re-add as the file doesn’t change much between version upgrades.
CereusAgent v1.03 has been released. This new exciting addon for Cacti allows you to create as many stand-alone pollers as you require while being able to centrally manage these. No permanent connection is required after the initial configuration/setup so you can place a poller on a customer site ( e.g. SOHO, remote offices ) and collect the data once a week.