Graph EVERYTHING with Graphite!

I believe that a graphing tool should be flexible enough for the user to decide what metrics are important to their environment, and it should be able to accept metric data from any source. There are pretty good graphing tools out there for the Linux engineer: Munin, Ganglia, Cacti, Zabbix, Collectd, etc. I call these “graphing” tools, because I don’t consider them “monitoring” tools, like Nagios, WhatsUp, or Zabbix.