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NT-GUIDE(1)				       mrtg				      NT-GUIDE(1)

NAME
       nt-guide - The Windows NT Guide to MRTG 2.9.17

SYNOPSIS
       Installing MRTG on an Windows NT or Windows 2000 box is not quite as click and point as
       some might want it to be. But then again it is not all that difficult if you follow the
       instructions below.

PREREQUISITS
       To get MRTG to work on Windows NT you need the following:

       o   A copy of Perl for NT from http://www.ActiveState.com (it must be version 5.005 or
	   better 5.6).

       o   The latest version of MRTG from http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/pub .
	   look for mrtg-2.9.17.zip or better. The archive does also contain a precompiled copy
	   of rateup.exe for Win32.

INSTALLATION
       I suggest you do the following from the machine that will be running MRTG, which, in this
       case is also a web server. All examples are for doing things to a LOCAL machine.

       First
	   Unzip MRTG to C:\mrtg-2.9.17 on the WindowsNT machine of your choice.

       Next
	   Install Perl on the same Windows NT machine. You might want to make sure that the Perl
	   binary directory is listed in your system path.

	    C:\Perl\bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;...

	   You can manually check this by going to [Control Panel]->[System]->[Environment]

       To see if everything is installed properly you can open a Command Shell and go into
       c:\mrtg-2.9.17\bin. Type:

	perl mrtg

       This should give you a friendly error message complaining about the missing mrtg configu-
       ration file. Now, you have successfully installed mrtg and perl.

CONFIGURING MRTG
       Now it is time to walk create a configuration for mrtg.But before we begin you need to
       know a few things, take an opportunity to gather the following information:

       o   The IP address or hostname of the and snmp port number, (if non standard), of the
	   device you want to monitor.

       o   If you want to monitor something other than bytes in and out, you must also know the
	   SNMPOID of what you want to monitor.

       o   Finally you need to know the read-only SNMP community string for your device. If you
	   don't know it, try public, that is the default.

       For the rest of this document we will be using device 10.10.10.1 ( a CISCO Catalyst 5000)
       with Community string public. We are interested in monitoring traffic, and the CPU Load.
       Let's begin.

       The first thing we do in setting up mrtg is by making a default config file.  Get to a cmd
       prompt and change to the c:\mrtg-2.9.17\bin directory. Type the following command:

	perl cfgmaker public@10.10.10.1 --global "WorkDir: c:\www\mrtg" --output mrtg.cfg

       This creates an initial MRTG config file for you. Note that in this file all interfaces of
       your router will be stored by number. Unfortunately these numbers are likely to change
       when ever you reconfigure your router. So in order to work around this you can get cfg-
       maker to produce a configuration which is based on Ip numbers, or even Interface Descrip-
       tions. Check the cfgmaker manpage

       If you get an error message complaining about no such name or no response, your community
       name is probably wrong.

       Now, lets take a look at the mrtg.cfg file that was created.

       In Perl a "#" is a comment, synonymous with "REM" in DOS.

       Add the following to the top of the mrtg.cfg file:

	WorkDir: D:\InetPub\wwwroot\MRTG

       This is where the web pages are created, usually a web root.

	######################################################################
	# Description: LCP SUWGB
	# Contact: Administrator
	# System Name: LC-Bridge
	# Location: Here
	#.....................................................................

       TargetDevice's IP Address:Interface Number:Community:IP Address

	Target[10.10.10.1.1]: 1:public@10.10.10.1

       This is the interface speed (Default is 10 megabits; for 100Mbit devices use 12500000 and
       so on...)

	MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.1]: 1250000

	Title[10.10.10.1.1]: LC-Bridge (sample.device): ether0

       This section determines how the web page headers will look

	PageTop[10.10.10.1.1]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ether0</H1>
	 <TABLE>
	 <TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ether0(1)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>sample.device(10.10.10.1)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	 <TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	 </TABLE>

	 Target[10.10.10.1.2]: 2:public@10.10.10.1
	 MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.2]: 1250000
	 Title[10.10.10.1.2]: LC-Bridge (): ulink0
	 PageTop[10.10.10.1.2]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ulink0</H1>
	  <TABLE>
	  <TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	  <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	  <TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ulink0(2)</TD></TR>
	  <TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>()</TD></TR>
	  <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	  <TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	  </TABLE>

	 #---------------------------------------------------------------

       And that is a very basic mrtg config file. You can run this and see your results by going
       into the c:\mrtg-2.9.17\bin directory and typing:

	perl mrtg mrtg.cfg

       It is normal to get errors for the first two times you run this command. The errors will
       alert you about the fact that there have not been any log files in existnace before.

       If you take a look at those web pages they are not real exciting, yet. You need to have
       the mrtg files run every five minutes to produce the desired results.  Just run it again
       after a few minutes. You should now be able to see the first lines in your graphs.

MAKE MRTG RUN ALL THE TIME
       Starting mrtg by hand every time you want to run it is not going to make you happy I
       guess.

       There is a special option you can set in the mrtg  configuration file so so that mrtg will
       not terminate after it was started. Instead it will wait for 5 minutes and then run again.

       Add the option

	RunAsDaemon: yes

       to your mrtg.cfg file and start it with:

	start /Dc:\mrtg-2.9.17\bin wperl mrtg --logging=eventlog mrtg.cfg

       If you use wperl instead of perl, no console window will show. MRTG is now running in the
       background. If it runns into problems it will tell you so over the EventLog. To stop MRTG,
       open the taskmanager and terminate the wperl.exe process. If mrtg has anything to tell you
       these messages can be found in the eventlog.

       If you put a shortcut with

	Target:    wperl mrtg --logging=eventlog mrtg.cfg
	Start in:  c:\mrtg-2.9.17\bin

       into your startup folder, mrtg will now start whever you login to your NT box.

       If you do not want to log into your NT box just to start mrtg. Have a look at
       http://www.firedaemon.com/mrtg-howto.html which describes a free tool to start any program
       as a Service. The pages gives specific instructions for mrtg users.

EXAMPLE
       Now lets look at a config file to monitor what we wanted to on our mythical Cisco Cat 5000
       -- utilization on ports 3, 5, 10, and 24, and the CPU Load, which will show us nonstandard
       mrtg configurations as well as more options..

	WorkDir: D:\InetPub\wwwroot\MRTG

	######################################################################
	# Description: LCP SUWGB
	# Contact: Administrator
	# System Name: LC-Bridge
	# Location: Here
	#.....................................................................

	Target[10.10.10.1.1]: 3:public@10.10.10.1
	MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.1]: 1250000
	Title[10.10.10.1.1]: LC-Bridge (sample-device): ether0
	PageTop[10.10.10.1.1]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ether0</H1>
	 <TABLE>
	<TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	<TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	<TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ether0(3)</TD></TR>
	<TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>sample-device(10.10.10.1)</TD></TR>
	<TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	<TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	</TABLE>

	#---------------------------------------------------------------

	Target[10.10.10.1.2]: 5:public@10.10.10.1
	MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.2]: 1250000
	Title[10.10.10.1.2]: LC-Bridge (): ulink0
	PageTop[10.10.10.1.2]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ulink0</H1>
	 <TABLE>
	 <TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ulink0(5)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>()</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	 <TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	 </TABLE>

	#---------------------------------------------------------------

	Target[10.10.10.1.1]: 10:public@10.10.10.1
	MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.1]: 1250000
	Title[10.10.10.1.1]: LC-Bridge (sample-device): ether0
	PageTop[10.10.10.1.1]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ether0</H1>
	 <TABLE>
	 <TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ether0(10)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>sample-device(10.10.10.1)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	 <TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	 </TABLE>

	#---------------------------------------------------------------

	Target[10.10.10.1.2]: 24:public@10.10.10.1
	MaxBytes[10.10.10.1.2]: 1250000
	Title[10.10.10.1.2]: LC-Bridge (): ulink0
	PageTop[10.10.10.1.2]: <H1>Traffic Analysis for ulink0</H1>
	 <TABLE>
	 <TR><TD>System:</TD><TD>LC-Bridge inAndover</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD><TD>Administrator</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Interface:</TD><TD>ulink0(24)</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>IP:</TD><TD>()</TD></TR>
	 <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>
	 <TD>1250.0 kBytes/s (ethernetCsmacd)</TD></TR>
	 </TABLE>

	#---------------------------------------------------------------

	# Router CPU load %
	Target[cpu.1]:1.3.6.1.4.1.9.2.1.58.0&1.3.6.1.4.1.9.2.1.58.0:public@10.10.10.1
	RouterUptime[cpu.1]: public@10.10.10.1
	MaxBytes[cpu.1]: 100
	Title[cpu.1]: CPU LOAD
	PageTop[cpu.1]: <H1>CPU Load %</H1>
	Unscaled[cpu.1]: ymwd
	ShortLegend[cpu.1]: %
	XSize[cpu.1]: 380
	YSize[cpu.1]: 100
	YLegend[cpu.1]: CPU Utilization
	Legend1[cpu.1]: CPU Utilization in % (Load)
	Legend2[cpu.1]: CPU Utilization in % (Load)
	Legend3[cpu.1]:
	Legend4[cpu.1]:
	LegendI[cpu.1]:
	LegendO[cpu.1]: &nbsp;Usage
	Options[cpu.1]: gauge

       This is a nice example of how to monitor any SNMP device if you know what OID you want to
       use. Once again, For an explanation of the more advance features of mrtg, please see
       Tobias's documentation.

AUTHORS
       David S. Divins <ddivins@moon.jic.com>, Steve Pierce <MRTG@HDL.com>, Tobi Oeitker
       <oetiker@ee.ethz.ch>

3rd Berkeley Distribution		      2.9.17				      NT-GUIDE(1)
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