I've used various commercial network monitoring products and have used ntop for a while for on-the-spot troubleshooting, but now I'd like to (hopefully) tie ntop's great real-time data with cacti's graphing and historical capabilities.
Have my monitoring box setup on an Ubuntu server that's bridged between the office's switch uplink to the gateway router; ntop's working fine.
I've now installed Cacti on the same box, installed the plugin architecture and installed/enabled the ntop plugin, which I thought would provide what I'm looking for but:
a) I don't see any ntop-specific information/views anywhere in Cacti (I've granted the Ntop view permission to admin user that I'm currently logged in as);
b) while troubleshooting a), I re-read the plugin description and it sounds like it provides an iframe to view the ntop Web interface from Cacti, so not exactly what I'm looking for.
Should I be looking elsewhere? I don't want to use netflow/SNMP/etc. as the locations that I'm plan on setting this up usually have low-end equipment without this feature set and I like the unobtrusiveness of a bridge configuration.