Step by step instruction to get you started. If you have just downloaded the package and want to get it going, this is the document for you.
Background information on what the config tree is, and why you should care.
Everything there is to know about anything you'll ever find in a config tree. This is the Cricket Bible.
Everything about collecting data from Win32 Perfmon in Cricket.
Detailed information about command-line options and other useful tidbits.
How to extend Cricket's reach to every measurable thing at your site!
Cricket's instance mapping feature is perhaps one of its most innovative features. Here's more information about why you need it and how it works.
Running Cricket's grapher under Apache mod_perl module can significantly improve interactive performance.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Microsoft's implementation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard on the Windows 2000 and Windows XP platform. And Cricket can support these technologies!
Cricket is more than just a data collection and real-time trending tool. Monitor Thresholds are an alert/alarm mechanism that can generate SNMP traps, or send email when warranted by data.
This paper, presented at Usenix's First Conference on Network Administration, describes our motivation for writing Cricket, and gives an overview of the power of the config tree.
How Cricket came to be.
Cricket is covered by the GNU General Public License.
Cricket version 1.0.4, released 2003-11-22.
Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Jeff Allen. Cricket is released under the GNU General Public License.