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mrtg-squid - using mrtg to monitor Squid
Squid 2.3 knows SNMP and you can therefore use mrtg to monitor it quite easily.
I have made some modifications to mrtg which simplify this. My work is based on earlier
modification made by: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
I added new code for displaying correct units to the previous patches "perminute" and
"perhour" ("option" tokens), which allows other measurement in addition to "persecond".
Then I created a new option token "dorelpercent" which allows the calculation of the per-
centage of IN-stream / OUT-stream on the fly and then displays it on a fixed scale from 0%
to 100%. For my requirements, this does good work. Maybe someone wants a floating scale.
It should not be a problem to implement it, too (but give me an option to keep my fixed
scale). If IN-stream is always less than OUT-stream both lines (OUT-stream and relative
percent) are always displayed on top of IN-stream bulk. Otherwise this option makes no
sense. With this option you can display hitrates, errorrates (for router monitoring: rel.
droprates) easily now.
If you use this options please consider that you need a 5th colourname/value pair in your
Due to some discussion on this list, I have implemented two tokens too:
"kilo" and "kMG"
"kilo" should contain the value of k (1000 or 1024), where 1000 is the default.
"kMG" is a comma separated list of multiplier prefixes, used instead of "", "k", "M", "G",
"T" on the MRTG display. Leave the place free, if you want no prefix.
Also an incomplete list of OIDs for the new SQUID release is added.
I hope you enjoy it.
You can measure responsetimes in ms and display it with MRTG correctly with:
You can display now MB/s as 1024*1024 B/s with:
A sample config for squid:
Title[proxy-hit]: HTTP Hits
PageTop[proxy-hit]: <H2>proxy Cache Statistics: HTTP Hits / Requests</H2>
LegendI[proxy-hit]: HTTP hits
LegendO[proxy-hit]: HTTP requests
Legend1[proxy-hit]: HTTP hits
Legend2[proxy-hit]: HTTP requests
Options[proxy-hit]: nopercent, perminute, dorelpercent
Title[proxy-srvkbinout]: Cache Server Traffic In / Out
PageTop[proxy-srvkbinout]: <H2>Cache Statistics: Server traffic volume (In/Out) </H2>
LegendI[proxy-srvkbinout]: Traffic In
LegendO[proxy-srvkbinout]: Traffic Out
Legend1[proxy-srvkbinout]: Traffic In
Legend2[proxy-srvkbinout]: Traffic Out
YLegend[proxy-srvkbinout]: per minute
Options[proxy-srvkbinout]: nopercent, perminute
Andreas Papst <email@example.com> Dirk-Luder Kreie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2.16.2 2008-05-16 MRTG-SQUID(1)