[collectd] Network Plugin - Clients in a DMZ

Mariusz Gronczewski xani666 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 18:25:40 CEST 2009


maybe just try to install VPN and set it so it will "dial in" to
server ? Setting up OpenVPN is quite fast.


2009/6/4  <shygh at gmx.de>:
> Hello,
> iam trying to implement collectd at work, there are round about 50 hosts, and i planned to configure them as clients with one server, wo recieves and graph the rrd files (via cacti).
> my problem is, that some collectd clients stay in a dmz, so they cant really talk to the server, which stays in the lan.
> i looked for several sollutions, but nothing semmed to satisify me.
> the best thing would be, if the network plugin could "ask" for new data to the client, instead of listening. but that's not possible, isnt't it?
> my second idea was, to store the .rrd files on each client locally and geht them via rsync or something similar. disadvantages are lots of traffic and maybe many I/O for the server.
> third idea was, to store .csv files on the clients, get and the server gets and parse them into .rrd files via script. problem is, there is no such script, i had to write it and it must be complex and iam not a good programmer.
> is there any "simple" sollution? iam relatively new to networking/monitoring so maybe i missed something very easy.
> regards,
> benjamin
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