"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." -- Albert Einstein

LDAPGraph "Project" Site

You can skip right to the Download if you like - Do not forget to read the documentation!

About/What is LDAPGraph?:

LDAPGraph is a data collection daemon for the OpenLDAP monitor backend. It can be used to display graphs/trends of various information that the OpenLDAP server can keep score of. Thus it can be used to see how many queries the ldap server processes and general used to determine when you have a heavy load on your LDAP Server. It has been developed for use at Aalborg University, Department of Computer Science, and is being used on 8 production LDAP Servers in this and other departmens at the university.


The tool is based on an perl script pasted on the OpenLDAP mailinglists a while ago, and basically it is a perl daemon which every five minutes queries a series of OpenLDAP servers for their "monitor" values, and stores them in a database. The database is in Tobias Oetikers RRD format which is developed for the purpose of displaying time series data (such as this). This data can then be displayed using some sort of CGI script, an example cgi is included in the release relying on the same configuration format as the daemon it self.


Various perl modules are needed: As the system is based on Perl, it should theoretically run on anything that has a perl interpreter, but im guessing that is unlikely. I have tested this on Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4.0 (x86) and Suse Linux Enterprise Server+Desktop 10.0 (x86_64), and a Debian 4.0 (x86). So basically if you run Linux/Unix your are likely able to make it work.


Documentation is needed!


Now for the important part. You can get a tarball of the whole thing here:


Everyone likes screenshots - and while i don't exactly have screenshots, i have a snapshot/example of the included CGI frontend.
You can find the Example here