Over the last couple of weeks I have been working to build an MRTG server in our VM environment. I wanted it to be very lightweight for CPU, RAM and Disk storage.
I’ve used MRTG quite a bit before and it can sometimes be tricky getting everything worked out just right so that it runs without babysitting. I finally got a pretty good install going and thought I would share it up here for anyone who might find it useful.
This is an MRTG Virtual Appliance that is running on Ubuntu Server for Virtualization. The install is very compact with just a 2gb virtual disk, 1 cpu and 512MB of RAM. You can download the MRTG_Appliance here. Total file size is ~430MB.
MRTG is setup and configured as well as lighttpd as the webserver. The server is configured for DHCP and SSH is enabled for console management. There is no GUI but there is a configuration page linked from the default webpage.
This is a first run at creating an Appliance/OVA file for me, so I’m sure I have missed some steps. I will update this page as well as the download file as any issues are identified.
Let me know how it goes so we can make it better!