Monitoring systems with Orca from OpenCSW

The Orca monitoring system1 consists of two components:

  • The data collector ("orcallator")The data collector is written in a language called "SymbEl" provided from an interpreter shipped with the SE Toolkit2.
  • The graph generator visualizing information from several data collectors

Installing the data collector

The data collector can be installed with

pkg-get -i orca

Installing the graph generator

The graph generator can be installed with

pkg-get -i orca_web

The data collected locally on the data collectors must somehow be transferred to the host with the graph generator. This may be with rsync and cron:

0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * rsync -rav ...
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