14 Linux System Monitoring Tools

Valic —  July 21, 2010 — Leave a comment

Need to monitor Linux server performance?

Try these built-in command and a few add-on tools. Most Linux distributions are equipped with tons of monitoring. These tools provide metrics which can be used to get information about system activities. You can use these tools to find the possible causes of a performance problem. The commands discussed below are some of the most basic commands when it comes to system analysis and debugging server issues.
The commands shown below are the basic commands when it comes to system analysis and debugging server issues:

1. top– Process Activity Command
2. vmstat – System Activity, Hardware and System Information
3. w – Find Out Who Is Logged on And What They Are Doing
4. ps – Displays The Processes
5. uptime – Tell How Long The System Has Been Running
6. free – Memory Usage
7. iptraf – Real-time Network Statistics
8. iostat – Average CPU Load, Disk Activity
9. netstat – Network Statistics
10. ss – Network Statistics
11. tcpdump – Detailed Network Traffic Analysis
12. mpstat – Multiprocessor Usage
13. sar – Collect and Report System Activity
14. pmap – Process Memory Usage


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