A quick and ditry alternative to Cacti

While I love the reports that Cacti produces, I really hate setting them up. And most of the time I just need something “quick and dirty” to get a better window into what’s going on with a small web/db server combo.

webminstats is a nice little plug-and-play Webmin module that does just that.

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It will automatically try to setup a dozen or so round robin scripts to collect data against a variety of common services (web server, database, memory, processes, etc.) It can take hours to get the same kind of reporting working in Cacti.

The output isn’t as “pretty” as that of Cacti’s.. but then again pretty doesn’t fix servers.

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