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Manual:Tools/Graphing

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Applies to RouterOS: v3, v4, v5 +

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Summary

Graphing is a tool to monitor various RouterOS parameters over time and put collected data in nice graphs.


The Graphing tool can display graphics for:

  • Routerboard health (voltage and temperature)
  • Resource usage (CPU, Memory and Disk usage)
  • Traffic which is passed through interfaces
  • Traffic which is passed through simple queues

Graphing consists of two parts - first part collects information and other part displays data in a Web page. To access the graphics, type http://[Router_IP_address]/graphs/ and choose a graphic to display in your Web browser.

Example of memory graphs: Graphing-mem.png

General

Sub-menu /tool graphing


Common graphing configuration can be set in this submenu.


Properties

Property Description
store-every (24hours | 5min | hour; Default: 5min) How often to write collected data to system drive.
page-refresh (integer | never; Default: 300) How often graph page is refreshed


Interface graphing

Sub-menu /tool graphing interface


Sub-menu allows to configure on which interfaces graphing will collect bandwidth usage data.


Properties

Property Description
allow-address (IP/IPv6 prefix; Default: 0.0.0.0/0) IP address range from which is allowed to access graphing information
comment (string; Default: ) Description of current entry
disabled (yes | no; Default: no) Defines whether item is used
interface (all | interface name; Default: all) Defines which interface will be monitored. all means that all interfaces on router will be monitored.
store-on-disk (yes | no; Default: yes) Defines whether to store collected information on system drive.


Queue graphing

Sub-menu /tool graphing queue


Sub-menu allows to configure about which simple queues graphing will collect bandwidth usage data.


Properties

Property Description
allow-address (IP/IPv6 prefix; Default: 0.0.0.0/0) IP address range from which is allowed to access graphing information
allow-target (yes | no; Default: yes) Whether to allow access to graphs from queue's target-address
comment (string; Default: ) Description of current entry
disabled (yes | no; Default: no) Defines whether item is used
simple-queue (all | queue name; Default: all) Defines which queues will be monitored. all means that all queues on router will be monitored.
store-on-disk (yes | no; Default: yes) Defines whether to store collected information on system drive.


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Note: If simple queue has target-address set to 0.0.0.0/0 everyone will be able to access queue graphs even if allow address is set to specific address. This happens because by default queue graphs are accessible also from target address.


Resource graphing

Sub-menu /tool graphing resource


Sub-menu allows to enable graphing of system resources. Graphing collects data of:

  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage
  • Disk usage


Properties

Property Description
allow-address (IP/IPv6 prefix; Default: 0.0.0.0/0) IP address range from which is allowed to access graphing information
comment (string; Default: ) Description of current entry
disabled (yes | no; Default: no) Defines whether item is used
store-on-disk (yes | no; Default: yes) Defines whether to store collected information on system drive.


Graphing graphics in WinBox

Winbox allows to view the same collected information as in web page. Open Tools->Graphing window. Double click on entry of which you want to see graphs.

Image below shows winbox graphs of memory usage:

Graphing-mem-winbox.png


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