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System performance monitor command.

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Simone Benzi_1
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System performance monitor command.


Tru64 seems not have tha hpux (or linux) "top" command. Is there any other command providing the same information?

Thanks a lot,

Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: System performance monitor command.

collect, /usr/bin/X11/dxproctuner
Top is available as "freeware".
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Dave Bechtold
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Re: System performance monitor command.

Hi Simone,

The "top" utility is available for Tru64 UNIX, although it's not part of the base OS. The utility is provided on the Open Source Software distribution for Tru64 UNIX. It's also available for download off the WEB.

If you are using a GUI under CDE you can use Application Manager - System Admin - Monitoring and Tuning - Process Tuner. It will display processes similar to top which you can sort and display various process stats.

The collect utility is available with the base OS, V5.*, and can be used for collecting historical performance data that can be graphed and charted.

Hope this helps,
Dave Bechtold
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: System performance monitor command.

Hi Simone, i know two unix command that can give you performance data:

uptime: will give you the load avarage
vmstat: will give you many stats about memory, disks, thread.

Refer to the man pages for details.

TOP, as already said, it not bundled, you have to install it if desidered....

Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: System performance monitor command.

If you are interested in performance tools for Tru64, then you should check out 'monitor'.
I believe is it shipping with the product on more recent versions. It is certainly available at the Open Source Software collection mentioned earlier.

Monitor provides a information rich / dense main page with per-CPU stats, memory stats, disk stats network stats. Each can be 'zoomed' / magnified' into, btu personally I mostly stick to the summary (unmagnify) page.
Monitor shows snapshot data. Sure you can screen scrape / cut&paste that into a file but it is not really a tool for longer term collecting.

For longer term data collecting, and time-graphing, be sure to research COLLECT.
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