Cisco reports


#1

Hi,

I’m totally new to nagios, but i ws wondering if it is possible to create reports about the bandwith load, from out cisco switches.

Is there any kind of plugin i can install to do this?

Thanks in advance.


#2

What I might do is use MRTG or Cacti and then have Nagios submit alerts based on the html/text these tools return. Nagios is designed for keeping track of instantaneous values, though it does have tools for graphing it’s output. The act of measuring bandwidth is that of recording the change of a value over time.

Your device likely does this, however Nagios will likely skip over spikes in usage and produce unusable data if asked to monitor such a data-point.