What is Cacti?
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box.
Cacti is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses Cacti?
7 companies reportedly use Cacti in their tech stacks, including Webedia, Cosmote, and Dek-D.
28 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Cacti.
Why developers like Cacti?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Cacti
- Unlimited number of graph items can be defined for each graph optionally utilizing CDEFs or data sources from within cacti.
- Automatic grouping of GPRINT graph items to AREA, STACK, and LINE[1-3] to allow for quick re-sequencing of graph items.
- Auto-Padding support to make sure graph legend text lines up.
- Graph data can be manipulated using the CDEF math functions built into RRDTool. These CDEF functions can be defined in cacti and can be used globally on each graph.
- Data sources can be created that utilize RRDTool's "create" and "update" functions. Each data source can be used to gather local or remote data and placed on a graph.
Cacti Alternatives & Comparisons
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