This is a simple setup of Cacti, so that you don’t really need a "Linux" expert to maintain it. Please note that Cacti can also be installed on Windows and guides for both these installations are available on the net. This guide is just a repeat of how Cacti was set up here in Mumbai.
What is Cacti? You can check out that here http://cacti.net. What is Cacti being used for?
Cacti was primarily set up to monitor backhauls and have ready graphs whenever we need, but currently we are also using it to monitor CPU usage, memory usage, see traffic patterns, get alerts etc.
So now we go on to the basic setup.