How many graphing tools do you use?

We were counting the number of metrics graphing software we are using at work. Turns out we use a lot of them and each one has their own quirks (which is why we ended up running all them in the first place).

  1. MRTG
  2. Munin
  3. SmokePing
  4. Collection3
  5. Nagios Grapher
  6. Cacti
  7. Custom stackable grapher based on Collection3

A nice short term goal would be to reduce the list to not more than 2 and finally only have our custom stackable grapher (based on collection3) be “the” graphing solution for network, hosts and application metrics.

Collection4 is already out, so a upgrade too is in order.

By Shanker Balan

Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.