[CALUG] Linux resource usage

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Mon Jan 26 16:18:39 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 04:14:41PM -0500, Jason C. Miller wrote:
> Hey all.  :)
> I'm looking for a good way to monitor resource usage for a linux machine. 
> Redirecting 'top' to a file only goes so far and I'm NOT looking to do 
> something as drastic as SNMP.  Here's what I'm looking for 
> in a solution:
> 1. No extra software purchase/download necessary
> 2. If software download is mandatory, that it be extremely minimalistic
> 3. Uses the default linux toolbox of utilities
> 4. Something thorough (seperate CPUs, memory, I/O)
> It could be that something simple already exists and that I've missed it. 
> If you know of a cool utility, script, or method that I can use to 
> accomplish this, please chime in.

There's nothing drastic about SNMP.  It's very simple once you have the
basic command string and was designed for what you want.

Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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