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Configuring MRTG and NET-SNMP for monitoring Linux System Parameters

Configuration:
MRTG ver. 2.97
Net-SNMP ver. 4.2.6
OS : RedHat Linux 7.3

This doc should help you with configuring a RedHat Linux box for monitoring system parameters (local/remote), using Net-SNMP and MRTG.

About MRTG and Net-SNMP

MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher)
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing graphical images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic.
Check http://www.ee.ethz.ch/stats/mrtg/ for an example.
MRTG is based on Perl and C and works under UNIX and Windows NT.
MRTG is being successfully used on many sites around the net

Net-SNMP

Net-SNMP is a collection of various tools relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol including:

* An extensible agent
* An SNMP library
* tools to request or set information from SNMP agents
* tools to generate and handle SNMP traps
* a version of the unix ‘netstat’ command using SNMP
* a graphical Perl/Tk/SNMP based mib browser

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