Hello Mikrotik forum
I am considering deploying The Dude to monitor a small fleet of routers (CCR-series) after being disappointed in other free solutions (e.g. LibreNMS does not poll error counters from RouterOS devices, at least not by default). We'd be looking at 17-20 routers monitored (CCR1036, 1072, and 2004) to begin, but that might grow.
I know that The Dude Server can run on a CHR instance. Does the Server portion of Dude require much bandwidth if I don't have a lot of devices? Would I be able to run it on the free 1Mbps license of CHR without hitting the bandwidth limit? the CHR instance would literally only be used for Dude Server and would not pass any traffic through it otherwise.
I know that CHR licenses aren't very expensive, so we would probably start with the free edition and then eventually just pay for a 1Gb license, but I am curious to know if we'd be "OK" with the free 1Mb. Does CHR throw any log entries or warnings if bandwidth usage exceeds 1Mb, or does it just cap all throughput? Or does the 1Mbps limit only apply to traffic passing through the instance (in one interface, out another, like a router or switch), and Dude traffic wouldn't be impacted?