[CALUG] Linux resource usage

Jim Sansing jjsansing at verizon.net
Tue Jan 27 00:37:26 EST 2009

I googled for 'linux system performance monitor' and most of it was old
and explained how to use top, vmstat, and iostat.  But there is a Perl
program that claims to be a step up called collectl
(http://collectl.sourceforge.net/).  See if it does the trick, and if so
let us know.

Later . . .   Jim

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.
>                                  ~j
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