Welcome to the CereusTransporter plugin page. This new plugin allows you to automatically export the polled data from Cacti directly into an InfluxDB or Bosun for further processing with e.g. Grafana.


In order to use this plugin, you will require an already installed InfluxDB. Basic user authentication is supported.

Minimum PHP version is 5.3.3


Simply install this plugin like any other Cacti plugin. You can setup the InfluxDB/Bosun URL in the “misc” settings tab.

Known Issues

This plugin interferes with the actual poller proess. 5 minute polling is fine, but 1 minute polling may not be able to finish in time depending on your setup ( >400 hosts ).  If you do not need the rrd files to be updated, you can now disable rrd updates ( since version 0.61 ).

Keep a look at your polling times !


Downloads/Version History

Name Cacti Version Description Size Version Download
CereusTransporter 1.x.x *Fixed ‘index_type’ error 1.2 MB 0.66 Download (3,865)
CereusTransporter 1.x.x * Added compatibility for Cacti 1.0 0.65
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Fixed some error warnings
* Disabled error reporting for influxdb DB creation due to parse_url function not supporting empty user/passwords
 1.2 MB 0.64  Download (1,149)
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Fixed some error warnings
* Fixed include path for influxdb
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Separated database targets into their own files
* Added possibility to completely disable RRD updates ( Cacti as UI only )
* Prepare for MSSQL support
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Added separate description data filed to be sent 0.50
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Fixed “Misc” tab not showing up 0.49
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Added Bosun support ( changes by simonov(at)gmail.com ), fixed InfluxDB connection 0.48
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Bugfix Release: multiple data points from Cacti got lost 0.40
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * MultiUpdate Performance Enhancements 0.30
CereusTransporter 0.8.x * Performance Enhancement 0.20
CereusTransporter 0.8.x Initial Release 0.10

Sample Dashboard(s)

Please share your Dashboards on the forum or sent them to support@urban-software.com to be included here.

Description Size Version Download
Sample Cacti Grafana Dashboard 3.5 KB 0.1 Download (2,269)


Of course you can get support for this addon by purchasing a support contract with us.