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    Question Recommendation for monitoring bandwidth usage for VPS?

    Hello,

    I have a small VPS that is running only openVPN. (No http/pop/ftp/imap/smtp...) Only one port is open for the openVPN software.

    I've also disabled (not running) any other networking software, so there is no apache or anything "normal" like that.

    It's a plain-jane CentOS 5.3 install, used only for openVPN.

    The problem is that I have no idea how much bandwidth is being used.

    Since the openVPN does not track bandwidth usage, I am now looking for some other way to do it...

    Any ideas?

    I am thinking that perhaps munin or cacti or something like that would be a solution?

    Or is there something more appropriate?

    Basically, the only statistic I need to actually monitor is bandwidth, as I don't care about disk space, load, memory, or anything else..

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    (The server is using VirtualVM, but since that software is insecure... the VPS control panel is not currently online, so all the normal "tools" that the VPS came with are not working.)
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    I use nagios and MRTG to monitor bandwidth usage of the VPS created in Virtuozzo.
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    Here another vote nagios due to it stable, scalable and extensible features. You can look more at http://www.nagios.org/
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    If you aren't looking for graphs, etc, then vnstat is dead simple to configure and get going.

    http://humdi.net/vnstat/

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    Another vote for vnstat, one of the first things I install on a new VPS

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    Set an mrtg within the vps to monitor the bandwidth through net-snmp. This is actually the simplest way to do it as cacti will require more resources and work to be set. MRTG can be installed in minutes. net-snmp could be installed using yum. If you want to have real time statistics you can use STG network monitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam-AEC View Post
    If you aren't looking for graphs, etc, then vnstat is dead simple to configure and get going.

    http://humdi.net/vnstat/
    I just installed vnstat, and it's exactly what is needed.

    Thanks!
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    Please see the thread date and last reply date before making a reply, so that you can check if there is any relevance to your update to the thread.

  9. #9
    Hello,

    nagios would be helpful for you.

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