[cacti-announce] Cacti 0.8.6j Released (fwd)

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Wed Jan 24 02:24:06 UTC 2007

On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Jason LeBlanc wrote:

> Anyone thats seen MRTG (simple, static) on a large network realizes that 
> decoupling the graphing from the polling is necessary.  The disk i/o is 
> brutal.  Cacti has a slick interface, but also doesn't scale all that well 
> for large networks.  I prefer RTG, though I haven't seen a nice interface for 
> it, yet.

How large did you have to get for cacti to "not scale"?  Did you try the 
cactid poller [which is much faster than the standard poller]?

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