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SandiT
Explorer

Smart way to gauge log entries per second?

Hi

We have an MSP who is charging us for MPS (messages per second)

I understand that they are probably periodically performing this command:

cpstat mg -f log_server                  [after SSHing to the box]

 

Is there a way to "grab" this off the box over time to get our own numbers?

Or should we other methods, like use the management server?

Export them to a syslog server and count them!?

Can this not be SNMP read off the box without SSH?

 

Basically look for ideas on how to automate, and get a better understanding of our rate.

Before moving on to understanding why we apparently have a high number.

Thanks!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Timothy_Hall
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If you want to continuously monitor the log rate than SNMP/stattest is the way to do it, see here:

sk120341: How to monitor the Log Receive Rate on Management Server / Log Server R80 and above

Also this SK is great reading to get a sense of the logging/indexing capacity of the various Smart-1 appliances:

sk112797: Smart-1 R80.x Logging Capacity Performance Improvements

 

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Kaspars_Zibarts
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