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I run multiple blogs atop VMWare Server. I have been looking for a good way to monitor the bandwidth each of these blogs uses.

I would especially like a tool that allows me to count the bandwidth from the first of each month, and the current network utilization.

Thank you.

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I can highly recommend cacti. That's what I use to monitor bandwidth usage in my virtual machines.

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I will try this out tonight, and I'm hoping it is as easy as the screens look. –  Jeremy Boyd Jul 21 '09 at 20:29
    
It's a little bit tricky to set up, but it's well worth it! To get a jump start you might want to look for a cacti "Virtual Appliance", a VMware machine with cacti preinstalled –  Josh Jul 21 '09 at 20:33
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Cacti is the way to go. Remember that your blogs doesnt have anything to do with vmware, you want to monitor your virtual servers the same way you would monitor a physical server. –  pauska Jul 21 '09 at 21:50
    
Cacti seems to solve my problems plus have some extra fun built in. Thank you! –  Jeremy Boyd Jul 24 '09 at 13:21
    
You're very welcome. I've been using it for years and love it! –  Josh Jul 24 '09 at 21:58
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vCenter Server monitors VMWare Server 2.0 hosts and automatically keeps daily, weekly, monthly and the last year's statistics in a MS SQL Server database.

It's not free though.

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