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comment What tools should I use to assess bandwidth for web server farm..?
It's funny but I used to look at my logs massively; tbh I don't so much any more. Application logs - yes, all the time - but apache/nginx logs not so much exept when I'm solving some pernicious redirection problem or some such. I've taken to using Google Analytics for gauging site traffic (I know, I know) and the web servers have largely just worked for years without needing much study or attention.
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comment What tools should I use to assess bandwidth for web server farm..?
Thanks! I'll check this out if bandwidthd doesn't give me what I want.
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Thanks for yr input. We're already using Rackspace Cloud Files as a CDN (been great so far - esp using the coudfiles gem 'cos we're running RoR).
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[continuing from above] I've asked about most of this: with a 30Mbps pipe they come out a bit more than my current setup but they can size the pipe as finely as I want - and the pricing is (apparently) broadly linear (so half the size, half the price, etc). Following your suggestions I think I'll ask them what size pipe would make the cost the same as my current setup and see how that fits my estimates. It's not exactly the same offer, though, because I'd be moving from physical servers to a more actively managed virtual setup.
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comment What tools should I use to assess bandwidth for web server farm..?
Thanks for your input, dunxd. All very good points.
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My current datacentre want $600 to set up SNMP monitoring with $150 monthly charge thereafter for sending me the reports. Pirates!
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Hi Joel, Thanks for that. By inbound I mean requests so the traffic out is the responses - definitely bigger than the requests but I don't yet know how much bigger. I'll see if I can get bandwidthd to give me those numbers - easier than trawling through logs (actually nginx).
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I do but I'd prefer to find my answer without needing that if at all possible. What were you going to propose, Andrew..?
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