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I would like to monitor the resources of my servers such as CPU, memory, disk space and many other things. I'm using Nagios + Centreon to do this, but I would like to have a historical view of the use of the resources and show them in charts to have more data to manage them through the years in a better way.

I was thinking about creating a script which would be stored on every machine and would execute every 1 minute, sending data about the resources to my application which would handle this data and store it in my database.

But I was thinking Am I re-inventing the wheel? There must be some system in the market that does what I'm looking for. I've looked into Nagios, but it doesn't handle all the information that I seek, nor does Centreon.

Does anyone know of such a system? Am I being too radical in my way of thinking? I'm new to the infrastructure area, so sorry if this question is too naive =]

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marked as duplicate by Michael Hampton, Scott Pack, Jeff Ferland, EEAA, mdpc Mar 15 '13 at 7:19

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@MichaelHampton, I don't feel comfortable in using Nagios, 'cause as I said it doesn't provide all the information that I seek. – Valter Silva Mar 14 '13 at 23:35
So use something else. – Michael Hampton Mar 14 '13 at 23:53
That's what I asking ;) – Valter Silva Mar 14 '13 at 23:55
That's why you were referred to the existing question. – Michael Hampton Mar 14 '13 at 23:56
I don't know about inventing the wheel, but these comments are definitely turning one... – Jeff Ferland Mar 14 '13 at 23:59
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Ganglia should be perfect for what you need:


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This looks great! I didn't know of it, thank you! – Valter Silva Mar 15 '13 at 0:19

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