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  • 1.  questions

    Posted Sep 10, 2007 06:56 AM
    First off I want to say that I think so far this i the best open source monitoring system I have seen yet. Although I am still evaluating others. I have Hyperic setup on a Debian Etch system. I have it monitoring 2 systems for now. But I want to be able to see the disk space. Not necessarily, the disc writes, but the total amount of the drive and then the free space. This is not very easily accessible it seems, or am I wrong and just looking at it improperly? Either way, if someone could explain it to me that would be great. Maybe it should do that for all Disk space/RAM/Virtual RAM. Is there a setting or a config change that I need to make?

    Thanks for you help,
    Andrew


  • 2.  RE: questions

    Posted Sep 10, 2007 06:53 PM
    If you are on the AutoGroup for "FileServer Mount" you're in the right
    place. I don't recall offhand which metrics are collected by default. On
    the Monitor tab, select the bottom-left pulldown (probably showing
    "Problem Metrics") and select "All Metrics". If "Total Bytes Free" and
    "use Percent" are not listed you will have to tell Hyperic to collect it.
    If they are there then just click the little white-on-blue arrow to add
    the graph to the current indicators, and be sure to save/update the
    default view.

    If you need to add the metric, click the small "METRIC DATA" tab, which
    then lists all current metrics. Click the "Show All Metrics" arrow beneath
    the tab to see ALL the available metrics. Under "Utilization" you can
    select capacity, bytes free, use percent, etc. Select the box(es) you want
    to collect, set the collection interval at the bottom and click the arrow.

    Wait a minute for it to collect a little info, re-select the Indicators
    tab, and locate the metrics as mentioned above. Should take you <30
    seconds to do all this.

    Enjoy!

    John


    > First off I want to say that I think so far this i the best open source
    > monitoring system I have seen yet. Although I am still evaluating others.
    > I have Hyperic setup on a Debian Etch system. I have it monitoring 2
    > systems for now. But I want to be able to see the disk space. Not
    > necessarily, the disc writes, but the total amount of the drive and then
    > the free space. This is not very easily accessible it seems, or am I
    > wrong and just looking at it improperly? Either way, if someone could
    > explain it to me that would be great. Maybe it should do that for all
    > Disk space/RAM/Virtual RAM. Is there a setting or a config change that I
    > need to make?
    >
    > Thanks for you help,
    > Andrew
    >




  • 3.  RE: questions

    Posted Sep 11, 2007 10:05 PM
    You can also go under the Administration tab and open monitoring defaults. This will bring up the list of all the possible technologies managed. Find the one you are looking for and edit the metrics. Should be self explanatory, but that will show you all the metrics available in a longer format so you can add new metrics managed. This will also help you to change it in one place and apply to all. Although - of note, this is an Enterprise feature, not open source. Not sure which one you are evaluating.