[Orca-users] orcallator

Rajesh Verma Rajesh.Verma at PalmettoHealth.org
Thu Aug 7 08:40:17 PDT 2003

Hi Blair,

I installed the RICHPse tool on my (SUN) Client System, in there is
orcallator directory which has orcallator.se
I did..
root:opt/RICHPse/orcallator> nohup se orcallator.se &

This started creating nohup.out which contains 

 timestamp    locltime    DNnsrkcmdit           uptime
1060206000 17:40:00 wwwwwwwwwww  1063730
1060206300 17:45:00 wwwwwwwwwww  1064030
1060206600 17:50:00 wwwwwwwwwww  1064330
1060206900 17:55:00 wwwwwwwgwww  1064630
1060207200 18:00:00 wwwwwwwgwww  1064930
1060207500 18:05:00 wwwwwwwwwww  1065230

Is this the data which should be copied to /opt/orca/var/rrd/orcallator
directory in (Redhat 8) Central Server system?

This link article talks about precollator.se and percol and talks about
much more data columns. Should I use precollator for CPU usage .

Below is the error when I try ot start the orca on Server. What is
orca.state file which I am missing?

[root at matrix orca]# ./bin/orca -v lib/orcallator.cfg
Orca version 0.27 using RRDs version 1.000401 at Thu Aug  7 10:23:17
./bin/orca: warning: cannot open state file
`/opt/orca/var/orca/rrd/orcallator/orca.state' for reading: No such file
or directory
Creating orca_logo.gif.
Creating rrdtool_logo.gif.
Creating rothschild_image_logo.png.
Finding files and setting up data structures at Thu Aug  7 10:23:17
./bin/orca: warning: no files found for `find_files' for `group
orcallator' in `lib/orcallator.cfg'.
root     29525  0.0  1.0  9064 5256 pts/5    S    10:23   0:00
/usr/bin/perl -w # -*- perl -*- ./bin/
Current running time is 0:00 minutes.
./bin/orca: no data files found.  Make sure `find_files' parameter is
set properly.

I really appreciate your help. I am just newbie in PERL and data
collection world.



>>> "Blair Zajac" <blair at orcaware.com> 8/6/2003 8:51:36 PM >>>
Rajesh Verma wrote:
> Hi,
> Trying to understand as per the INSTALL document.
> I installed orca-0.27 in Redhat 8.0 (Server)
> I installed RICHPse on Sun Server Solaris 8 (client). I tested the
> program..
> # se zoom.se
> This works..... I tried toptool.se .. that works but there is some
> color problems as Xsun is 8bit..(this is not the real problem)
> Now I got confused when I reached 10th step ....
> Do I have to install orca on Sun Server too.

No, just orcallator.se and SE.

> as in 10.c section it says to examine the Orca/orcallator and
> start_orcallator etc...
> and on 10.d to do
> # make orcallator_run_at_boot
> Please help me with these steps??

This rule is a short cut.  If you look at the Makefile rule, you'll

orcallator_run_at_boot: all
        -$(RM) /etc/init.d/orcallator /etc/rc0.d/K01orcallator
        -$(RM) /etc/rc1.d/K01orcallator /etc/rc3.d/S99orcallator
        $(INSTALL) -m 0744 S99orcallator /etc/init.d/orcallator
        ln /etc/init.d/orcallator /etc/rc0.d/K01orcallator
        ln /etc/init.d/orcallator /etc/rc1.d/K01orcallator
        ln /etc/init.d/orcallator /etc/rc3.d/S99orcallator

Just run these commands to get orcallator.se to start at boot
on your system.  Of course, S99orcallator has been configured
by configure to know where orcallator.se is installed on your


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