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Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

 
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Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

Hi all,

Just curious what people are using to log the performance stats of Red Hat servers. Is there any automated and slick (like MeasureWare for hp-ux) that Red Hat uses? Or just manual command written to a log file?

There has to be something built in to see things like CPU utilization graphs over time, right?

Thanks!
Jason
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

Jason,

For graphical view choose "select System > Administration > System Monitor or type gnome-system-monitor" will give you interface and you can customize as per your requirement. Apart form this their are many freeware/license monitoring tool available
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

I use sar. (sysstat.rpm)
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

Hi for monitoring Redhat Server I use OsWatcher. You can find the program o metalink.oracle.com
From OsWatche you gen generate graphis graph.

It is very easy program and free.
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

My favorite tool is collectl (Collect for linux), a lot better than sar.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

I will give those last two applications a look. I'm definitely looking for something a bit more robust than simply logging stats to a file or looking at the real time performance stats. Like I mentioned, the MeasureWare/PerfView app for hp-ux is ideally what I'm looking for.

Thanks for the input!
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

Hi Jason,

if you only have a couple of systems to glean perf data from here's a tool that I use which has very limited prerequisites (i.e. Perl and the Net::Server CPAN module) and is set up and running in a snap and easily and swiftly extensible by own plug-in scripts should you require data that isn't already covered by the installed plug-ins. It also without any further ado renders graphs from the collected data which are delivered by a webserver running on a polling master (admittedly another prerequisite) and are accessed through a webbrowser.
Because of its simplicity it of course has a few drawbacks, mainly in that it relies on RRD as a backend and has a sampling interval of 5 minutes as per default.

http://munin-monitoring.org/

If you require something that is much more fine grained and covers many more metrics and is written in C rather than in a sripting language then you could use this tool. However, it does also store the data in RRD files but is for the sole purpose of collecting but not visualizing the data.
For that you would require further tools like e.g. "visage".

http://collectd.org/

If your demands are even higher
then this might be an interesting option:

http://labs.omniti.com/labs/reconnoiter

Madness, thy name is system administration
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Re: Red Hat 5.5 Performance Monitoring Logging

Here is a site that can you give you more insight so I don't have to reiterate what is being said http://www.real-user-monitoring.com