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

Jason LeBlanc jml at packetpimp.org
Wed Jan 24 13:34:19 UTC 2007

I would say somewhere around 4000 network interfaces (6-8 stats per int) 
and around 1000 servers (8-10 stats per server) we started seeing 
problems, both with navigation in the UI and with stats not reliably 
updating.  I did not try that poller, perhaps its worth trying it again 
using it.  I will also say this was about 2 years ago, I think the box 
it was running on was a dual P3-1000 with a raid 10 using 6 drives (10k 
rpm I think).

After looking for 'the ideal' tool for many years, it still amazes me 
that no one has built it.  Bulk gets, scalable schema and good 
portal/UI.  RTG is better than MRTG, but the config/db/portal are still 

Jon Lewis wrote:
> 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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