Graphite integration

Example screen:


We could store pps/bps/flow number for top 7 (could be configured) host in incoming and outgoung directions. In addition to this we export total pps/bps/flow number which flow over FastNetMon.

Configuration from FastNetMon side is very simple, please put following fields to /etc/fastnetmon.conf:

graphite = on
graphite_host =
graphite_port = 2003
graphite_prefix = fastnetmon

Install Graphite on Debian or Ubuntu

First of all, please install all packages:

sudo apt-get install -y python-whisper graphite-carbon

Whisper – it’s database for data. Graphite – service for storing and retrieving data from database.

Install web frontend:

sudo apt-get install -y graphite-web

Create database, specify login/password and email here:

sudo graphite-manage syncdb

Specify your timezone in file /etc/graphite/ on line TIME_ZONE.

Change owner:

sudo chown _graphite:_graphite /var/lib/graphite/graphite.db

Run it with apache:

sudo apt-get install -y libapache2-mod-wsgi apache2-mpm-prefork
sudo cp /usr/share/graphite-web/apache2-graphite.conf  /etc/apache2/sites-available/graphite-web.conf
sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
sudo a2ensite graphite-web
sudo a2enmod wsgi

Enable load on startup:

sudo systemctl enable apache2.service
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Open site:

Put test data to Graphite:

echo "test.bash.stats 42 `date +%s`" | nc -q0 2003

If you have issues with Carbon like this:

/etc/init.d/carbon-cache start
 * Starting Graphite backend daemon carbon-cache                                                                                                       Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/carbon-cache", line 32, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/carbon/", line 90, in run_twistd_plugin
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/twisted/application/", line 619, in parseOptions
    usage.Options.parseOptions(self, options)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/twisted/python/", line 270, in parseOptions
    raise UsageError("Unknown command: %s" % sub)
twisted.python.usage.UsageError: Unknown command: carbon-cache

Please check this link

Some useful graphics for Graphite.

Total load:



Top talkers:

highestMax(fastnetmon.hosts.*.outgoing.average.pps, 10)
highestMax(fastnetmon.hosts.*.outgoing.average.mbps, 10)
highestMax(fastnetmon.hosts.*.incoming.average.pps, 10)
highestMax(fastnetmon.hosts.*.incoming.average.mbps, 10)

Also I recommend to configure Graphite this way.

For big networks please enlarge number of created file in /etc/carbon/carbon.conf:


And if you want to store data every 5 seconds for 1 month please do following before starting collection to Graphite in file /etc/carbon/storage-schemas.conf:

pattern = .*
retentions = 5s:31d

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