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1 Introduction

Percival is a Network Monitoring and Capacity Planning front-end to the excellent RRDtool software. It is based on our experience of providing customized network monitoring solutions to the ISPs, banks and large enterprises in Israel.

We found that existing commercial tools are too expensive and ill designed for this task while existing RRD frontends lack essential features such as user profiles, simple configuration model, customizable GUI, performance, reports etc.

We started with stock Cricket and with time we essentially rewrote it to address its shortcomings.

We also had to add number of bug fixes and improvements to the RRDtool. Percival is a subset of our Lancelot Monitoring Framework that can be released under the GPL.

Percival Features:

Percival is written in Perl so it should be pretty portable. The officially supported platforms are Linux and Solaris.

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