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We use cacti for graphing lots of metrics :

  • Windows server related metrics go under a branch called "windows".
  • Unix, Linux and storage metrics go under a branch called "Unix".
  • Switch, firewalls, routers and load balancers related metrics go under a branch called "network".

For each server room, we'd like to start graphing metrics like ups power output, temperature ...

How should we call the cacti branch?

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This term will be highly subjective, but my personal solution would be "Envrionment" or "Environmental".

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For temperature, I'd would choose it. But isn't it a bit confusing when talking about eg ups batteries load and power output? – user130370 Jan 8 '13 at 15:43
The power supply is part of the server's "environment" to me. Alternately, of the hosting "environment". Like I said, though, it's highly subjective and arguments can be made for or against this term quite easily. Heck, I could just as easily argue against it, for all that I favor it. – John Jan 8 '13 at 16:15
"hosting environment" sounds great :p – user130370 Jan 8 '13 at 16:18

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