I'm FOTB, new to this whole nagios and cacti world. But I'm tasked with finding out how they function and integrate with each other. Can someone, some expert help me answer some basic questions?
I have a Windows 2003 Server environment (6 servers), Sun Solaris with Oracle and SambaFTP Zones. I need to be able to monitor all windows environments and Unix enviroments, Websphere, Mdaemon, SMTP, Samba, ncftpd, obsked and other network services and most importantly Oracle services running on Solaris and present them graphically. Do I need both nagios and Cacti to do that? Or can Cacti do both the monitoring and the graphical presentations on its own? Or can nagios handle it on its own. If I do need both, can they run on the same system. What would be the minimum system requirements for running Nagios and/or cacti. Does Cacti run on Unix?
Thanks in advance