Cacti logo

Cacti

Cacti stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database
76
154
+ 1
10

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?

Companies
8 companies reportedly use Cacti in their tech stacks, including Dek-D, Eskimi, and arwealth.

Developers
67 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Cacti.

Cacti Integrations

Pros of Cacti
3
Rrdtool based
3
Free
2
Fast poller
1
Graphs from snmp
1
Graphs from language independent scripts

Cacti's Features

  • 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

What are some alternatives to Cacti?
Zabbix
Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
Munin
Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.
Cactus
Cactus makes setting up a website look easy. Choose a template for a blog, portfolio or single page and Cactus generates all files and folders to get you on your way.
Nagios
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Solarwinds
Developed by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today's dynamic IT environments, SolarWinds has a deep connection to the IT community.
See all alternatives

Cacti's Followers
154 developers follow Cacti to keep up with related blogs and decisions.