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Managing networks with MRTG

A 2 day
training course

MRTG training course description

A hands on course focusing on the installation, configuration and use of the MRTG network monitoring and graphing tools.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install MRTG.
  • Configure MRTG.
  • Use MRTG to monitor networks.

MRTG training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with MRTG.
Total SNMP for engineers
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

MRTG training course contents

What is MRTG?
Network monitoring, review of SNMP. What MRTG does do, what MRTG doesn't do, MRTG architecture, MRTG components.
Hands on: configuring SNMP support on network devices, configuring extended SNMP support on Windows.

Installing MRTG
Configuring MRTG tasks, .cfg files, index.html files, running MRTG tasks, instances.
Hands on: Configuring and running MRTG tasks.

MRTG tasks
Configuring MRTG tasks, .cfg files, index.html files, running MRTG tasks, instances.
Hands on: Configuring and running MRTG tasks.

MRTG graphs
Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, MRTG database support, RRDTOOL.
Hands on: MRTG graphs.

Using MRTG
MRTG examples, custom SNMP OIDs, using the MRTG configuration reference.
Hands on: MRTG examples.

Installing RRD database support, MRTG instances with the RRD database, RRD database structure, resizing and extending the database. Exporting database records into plain text and XML formats, on demand MRTG graphs using the database.
Hands on: Using MRTG with RRD database support.

Alternatives to MRTG
MRTG strengths and weaknesses, scalability, cricket, cacti, other SNMP tools.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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