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Output from sar

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Paula J Frazer-Campbell
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Output from sar

Hi

Does anyone have an idiots explination of sar outputs on an item by item basis.

I have just done a report which is now going to the IS board and I have been requested to explain every single output from sar at a very basis level - Oh Dear.

This in itself is not a problem but will take time of which I do not have at the moment.

Thanks in advance

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
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Helen French
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Re: Output from sar

 
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Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Output from sar

Hi

Thanks this the information I put in the report for each and every one of sar outputs,
but I need in in a "this little piggy went to market" format.

The IS board can only just spell conputer.

;^)

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
MANOJ SRIVASTAVA
Honored Contributor

Re: Output from sar

Hi

Go to www.sarcheck.com and dowload the s/w I think it is frere for 30 days . It will give you report in hte format attached with the answer . Pretty good stuff and also you can format the o/p to any format sutiable.

Manoj Srivastava
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Output from sar

Hi Paula,

You'll find a very basic description step by step at:

http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/infolibrary/prog_guide/java1_3/measuring_sys_performance.html

Take it easy!
The jobs done!
Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Thierry Poels_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Output from sar

Hi Paula,

if the board are computer illiterates, why give them a complex report they can't understand. Give them a simplified report:
average cpu load 80% : OK
avg disk 1 load : 20% OK
avg disk 2 load : 90% : needs hardware/software tuning, spread of I/O, or additional hard disk
etc......

You're the specialist they pay for all that mumbo jumbo, they just want clear facts.

good luck,
Thierry.
All unix flavours are exactly the same . . . . . . . . . . for end users anyway.
Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: Output from sar

Hello Paula,

Thierry is pretty good on the point with his answer, and for the "details" give them a copy of the O'Reilly book on "Performance & Tuning"...

Merry X-mas,
Wodisch
Roger Baptiste
Honored Contributor
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Re: Output from sar

Hi paula,

I ran into a similar problem at a previous job.
Like Manoj pointed out, i used Sarcheck, which was good enough. But:

Then, i went the perfview route!! It is the best bet for
presenting info to the management folks. Get a colour printer, print the charts from Perfview and you make everbody happy.

More colourful the better.

cheers
Raj

Take it easy.