[Orca-dev] Re: feature suggestion allowing for machine groups

Blair Zajac blair at orcaware.com
Fri Oct 26 09:48:50 PDT 2001

> Erik Melander wrote:
> Although it was discussed to add groupings for the different measured
> parameters (i.e. CPU, Disk, Network, etc), it would be very useful to organize
> the machines as well instead of having them grouped all on one page.  One
> could then have a group for production machines, development machines or
> perhaps database servers and web servers.  Is this possible already?


This is possible, but clumsy.

Make a copy of your base orcallator.cfg for each of your groups and change
the line

        find_files              @ORCALLATOR_DIR@/(.*)

to something like

        find_files              @ORCALLATOR_DIR@/(www.*)

if you wanted to just plot your www hosts.  You can do arbitrary complex
regular expressions here, so you wanted to match your www and admin hosts,
you could do

        find_files              @ORCALLATOR_DIR@/((?:www.*)|(?:admin.*))

You'll also have change the html_dir option to have each set of servers
in its own directory.

Blair Zajac <blair at orcaware.com> - Perl & sysadmin services for hire
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/

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