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       graphs.cfg - Configuration of the showgraph CGI




       showgraph.cgi(1)  uses  the  configuration  file $XYMONHOME/etc/graphs.cfg to build graphs
       from the RRD files collected by Xymon.


       Each definition of a graph type begins with a "[SERVICE]"  indicator,  this  is  the  name
       passed  as  the  "service"  parameter  to showgraph.cgi(1).  If the service name passed to
       showgraph.cgi is not found, it will attempt to match the service name to a graph  via  the
       TEST2RRD environment variable. So calling showgraph.cgi with "service=cpu" or "service=la"
       will end up producing the same graph.

       A graph definition needs to have a TITLE and a YAXIS setting. These are texts shown as the
       title  of  the  graph,  and  the  YAXIS heading respectively.  (The X-axis is always time-

       If a fixed set of RRD files are used for the graph, you just write those  in  the  RRDtool
       definitions.  Note  that  Xymon keeps all RRD files for a host in a separate directory per
       host, so you need not worry about the hostname being part of the RRD filename.

       For graphs that use multiple RRD files as input, you specify a  filename  pattern  in  the
       FNPATTERN  statement,  and  optionally  a  pattern of files to exclude from the graph with
       EXFNPATTERN (see "[tcp]" for an example).  When FNPATTERN is used, you can  use  "@RRDFN@"
       in  the  RRDtool definitions to pick up each filename. "@RRDIDX@" is an index (starting at
       0) for each file in the set. "@RRDPARAM@" contains  the  first  word  extracted  from  the
       pattern  of  files (see e.g. "[memory]" how this is used). "@COLOR@" picks a new color for
       each graph automatically.

       The remainder of the  lines  in  each  definition  are  passed  directly  to  the  RRDtool
       rrd_graph() routine.

       The  following  is  an  example  of  how the "la" (cpu) graph is defined. This is a simple
       definition that uses a single RRD-file, la.rrd:

               TITLE CPU Load
               YAXIS Load
               AREA:la#00CC00:CPU Load Average
               GPRINT:la:LAST:  %5.1lf (cur)
               GPRINT:la:MAX:  %5.1lf (max)
               GPRINT:la:MIN:  %5.1lf (min)
               GPRINT:la:AVERAGE:  %5.1lf (avg)\n

       Here is an example of a graph that uses multiple RRD-files,  determined  automatically  at
       run-time  via  the FNPATTERN setting. Note how it uses the @RRDIDX@ to define a unique RRD
       parameter per input-file, and the @COLOR@ and @RRDPARAM@ items to pick unique colors and a
       matching text for the graph legend:

               FNPATTERN disk(.*).rrd
               TITLE Disk Utilization
               YAXIS % Full
               -u 100
               -l 0
               GPRINT:p@RRDIDX@:LAST:  %5.1lf (cur)
               GPRINT:p@RRDIDX@:MAX:  %5.1lf (max)
               GPRINT:p@RRDIDX@:MIN:  %5.1lf (min)
               GPRINT:p@RRDIDX@:AVERAGE:  %5.1lf (avg)\n


       Normally  the  title  of a graph is a static text defined in the graphs.cfg file. However,
       there may be situations where you want to use different titles for the same type of graph,
       e.g.   if you are incorporating RRD files from MRTG into Xymon. In that case you can setup
       the TITLE definition so that it runs a custom script to determine the  graph  title.  Like

            TITLE exec:/usr/local/bin/graphitle

       The /usr/local/bin/graphtitle command is then called with the hostname, the graphtype, the
       period string, and all of the RRD files used as parameters. The script must  generate  one
       line  of  output,  which  is then used as the title of the graph. Each of the RRD pathname
       parameters will be enclosed in double quotes.


       TEST2RRD Maps service names to graph definitions.


       Most of the RRD graph definitions shipped with Xymon have been ported from the definitions
       in the larrd-grapher.cgi CGI from LARRD 0.43c.


       xymonserver.cfg(5), rrdtool(1), rrdgraph(1)