Power Analysis/Management Tools

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Wed Oct 28 00:38:44 UTC 2009

I haven't used cacti in a while, but does it let you combine several  
RRD files in to one graph? If so that's useful for power stuff,  
because you're likely to want to graph an aggregate of several things  
across different devices - for example a+b power of a server, or  
aggregate power usage for one customer with multiple power feeds.

Note that RRD has some cool stuff that cacti can't use by default,  
including the "aberrant behavior detection" functionality - that's  
probably quite useful for power and environmental stuff..

On 27/10/2009, at 5:05 PM, Bill Blackford wrote:

> Same. Cacti
> -b
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Greg Whynott  
> <Greg.Whynott at oicr.on.ca>wrote:
>> I'd think SNMP will be what any product uses to query APC gear,   
>> even their
>> own suite uses SNMP to collect information and receive traps.
>> We use cacti to graph our loads on the APC power bars and UPS gear,  
>> gives
>> you everything you need on all phases/legs,  was there something in
>> particular you were after?
>> -g
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brandon Galbraith [mailto:brandon.galbraith at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 4:59 PM
>> To: nanog at nanog.org
>> Subject: Power Analysis/Management Tools
>> Not to go too off-topic, but if there is a more preferred location  
>> for me
>> to
>> ask, please let me know. I'm looking for recommendations on open  
>> source
>> packages that people are using for monitoring power utilization of  
>> their
>> network/server gear.
>> We're using Cacti currently, pulling the data from APCs via SNMP,  
>> and I
>> wanted to check if someone had come across a better method before I
>> reinvented the wheel.
> -- 
> Bill Blackford
> Network Engineer
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