Polling Bandwidth as an Aggregate

Dale W. Carder dwcarder at wisc.edu
Thu Jan 19 22:48:52 CST 2012


Hi Keegan,

On Jan 19, 2012, at 9:50 PM, Keegan Holley wrote:
> Has anyone had to aggregate bandwidth data from multiple interfaces
> for billing.  For example I'd like to poll with an open source tool
> and aggregate data from multiple interfaces connected to the same
> customer or multiple customers for the purpose of billing and capacity
> management.  Is there an easy way to do this with cacti/rrd or another
> open source kit?

With the rrdtool backend, you can certainly define and add multiple 
sources from different files together.  Using 'AREA' first and 
subsequently 'STACK' to view multiple data sources is particularly 
nice for visualization.

Otherwise, the RRDs and Statistics::Descriptive libraries in Perl can 
probably go a long way towards what you might be wanting for reporting.

Dale



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