Virtuozzo VPS Linux MRTG configuration

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This is bit tricky. But it is possible to configure MRTG for Virtuozzo VPS Linux. Please see MRTG configuration howto if you are new to MRTG. After running command:

# cfgmaker –global ‘WorkDir: /var/www/html/mymrtg’ –output /etc/mrtg/mymrtg1.cfg

Above command will only look for (both lo and venet0)as rest of real ips are alias to venet0 interface. You need to open mrtg file /etc/mrtg/mymrtg.cfg and edit it by hand:

1) Comment out lines (as follows)

2) Add IP addrss and MaxBytes 1250000 as shown in bold letter as follows:

Target[rh3_2]: 2:public@rh3:
SetEnv[rh3_2]: MRTG_INT_IP="" MRTG_INT_DESCR="venet0"
MaxBytes[rh3_2]: 1250000
Title[rh3_2]: Traffic Analysis for 2 --

Traffic Analysis for 2 -- in Linux (RH3_UP2), EV1 IDC2,TX.
Maintainer:Vivek G Gite <>
ifType:Other (1)
Max Speed:1250.0 kBytes/s

Make sure you have properly configured snmp server. After that run mrtg as usual.

For more information see my Linux MRTG+SNMP step-by-step tutorial.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

2 comment

  1. Dear Sir,
    Thank you for mrtg installation guide it is working tremendously in my network we have three connection that is eth0, eth1 & eth2
    My problem is the graphs are showing network traffic by Bytes per second. I need the out graph should be bites per second. Please advice me what should I do? It is very need ful to me please help.

  2. It seems like there is some data missing from the above post….. There is nothing under the “1) Comment out lines (as follows)” section. Would really like to get mrtg working under my VPS!

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