I've spoken with Solarwinds staff about this before, but wanted to post it here to try and generate further interest. I'd like the ability to be able to put more than one poller on a single graph. This should encompass not only multiple pollers for a single host, but also multiple pollers from multiple hosts (for a summary-type view). A couple examples of how this would come in handy:
1. We have several interfaces that connect to our upstream providers. We currently use Cacti to put all those interfaces' traffic stats into a single graph, with each provider a different color. See pic for example. The graph shows both in/out with inbound traffic on the "positive" side and outbound traffic on the "negative" side.
2. I use Cacti to poll our DNS servers for failed queries vs. successful queries vs. NXDOMAIN responses. Putting them all into a single graph would not only save real estate on the page, but also make it much easier to see the differences in scale of all pollers. Same holds true for disk I/O read/writes - it doesn't make sense to have two separate graphs for this. Some might also want to poll other interface-based stats that aren't already polled by Orion, which have separate OIDs for in/out - another example of unnecessarily needing to create two graphs.
I am also very interestd in seeing the "Multiple Pollers" in one graph. I came from a monitoirng system that used RRD similiar to Cacti and it's a very useful capability to have.
Another vote for this feature here, along with the ability to easily add statistics of a number of load balanced interfaces together to represent the total traffic in one graph. We have active/active links to our WAN but a single bandwidth limit applied at the carrier, to be able to report and alert on this statistic we have to resort to alternative open source platforms - seriously, get it sorted
+1 on this feature. I need to be able to graph multiple data points either from snmp polling or apm polling. I know it can be done because I have graph with multiple snmp datapoints (although they all come from a one snmp table).
Just to give you an update, not sure if you saw my blog post here, but I was able to squeeze some stuff into the next release around this functionality. If if you have active maintenance and want to kick the tires and give me feedback, send me a PM via thwack as we are about to release beta3 which has this feature in it.
Awesome. I'm dying for it. I have the new system in place, waiting for migration from our current 9.5.1 installation, and this would be awesome to be able to get in line prior to transition. Will this beta be upgradable to RC versions and the release or will it require a nuke and re-pave?
This was a fun thread to read. I'm sorry there wasn't any update after the discussion about the beta candidate. I gave up posting feature suggestions / feedback over a year ago.
Never give up, even though sometimes it may take a little while to get into the product, we are listening. This feature was included in 10.1. We just have a lot of stuff on the list, we get tons of feedback on thwack alone, along with the conversations myself and the other PM's have here with many of you.
very well then. When do you expect to support other data sets that, like interfaces NPM is already collecting historical data for.. ie memory, cpu, disk space.
With NPM 10.1.2 you should be able to do this now
Those are both items on our hit list we for sure want to add. I was only able to get certain items into 10.1 so based on threads like this and conversations with folks I focused on the primary use cases, which were interfaces. As a temp "escape hatch" I had UnDP's added as well.
Once we get the next release locked down we will post the what we are working on post.
One last thing you may want to add to that list if its not already there.
The specific scenario im thinking would be an inline appliance where we would need to graph traffic coming in on one interface and out on a second interface to be able to visualize the total load.
Is this functionality something you plan to add to the aggregate chart configuration page?
I agree. This "feature" has been a standard in open-source network monitoring applications for over 10 years. The lack of this "feature" among others in a high end product like Orion was unimaginable. I expected that the charts to be much more configurable. I find it disappointing. Please work on this.
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