Tag-Archive for ◊ RRDTool ◊

Monitoring IIS Web Server with Logparser and the RRDtool
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 | Author:


We read allot of articles on how one can use MRTG as an Intrusion detection tool or to creating traffic graph for a particular network subnet or a single IP address on Linux platform with Apache web server. But we find very few that allow us to have graphs on Windows Dedicated server with IIS Web Server.

Here are some steps that can be used to create graphs on Windows Dedicated server with IIS as the web servers. And there is no need to take all the efforts to configure MRTG as we can simply have graphs with the use of logparser and the RRDtool from Tobias Oetiker and you can use the RRDtool perfectly without the rest of MRTG.


Install RRDTool On Windows Server
Friday, October 10th, 2008 | Author:

We all have an impressions that it is very difficult to install RRDTool on a Windows Server but that is not the case. There are few very Simple Steps to install RRDTool on a Windows server:


1. Create a Folder on any of your drives with name RRDTool.

2. Download the latest version of RRDTool from the link below:


3. Extract the ZIP in RRDTool folder.

4. Open START >> Run >> type cmd to open Windows command prompt.

5. Type following command on prompt to use the RRDTool.

cd C:\RRDTool\

That is it…!!!! You are ready to use your RRDTool on your Windows machine.

These steps are applicable to all Windows versions including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT and Winsdows 2003/2008 Servers.

Monitoring Bandwidth usage with SNMP and RRDtool for Linux
Sunday, September 28th, 2008 | Author:

Before monitor any server you need to install SNMP and RRDTool packages on monitor server and net-snmp package on server which you want to monitor.

lets assume server which has SNMP and RRDTool means monitor server has ip address
and server which you want to monitor has IP address

SNMP Installation
SNMP packages require for querring .

– type command at the prompt
#yum search snmp
It will show you different snmp packages.
You neet to install 2 packages
type command
#yum install net-snmp
#yum install net-snmp-devel

RRDTool Installation

RRD store and display time-series data (i.e. network bandwidth, server load average). It stores the data in a very compact way that will not expand over time, and it presents useful graphs by processing the data to enforce a certain data density.

RRDTool 1.2.x has dependancies ,hence you need to install following packages.

* libart_lgpl-2.3.11-2.i386.rpm
* libart_lgpl-devel-2.3.11-2.i386.rpm