July 1, 2010

6 Command Line Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring

So you need to monitor a Linux system for performance metrics... CPU, Memory, Network, Disk, etc.

Here are 6 of my favorite command line tools for monitoring a Linux system from the command line.


htop

http://htop.sourceforge.net/
dstat

http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/
bmon

http://freshmeat.net/projects/bmon/
iftop

http://www.ex-parrot.com/pdw/iftop/
ifstat

http://gael.roualland.free.fr/ifstat/
sysstat
this is a package of utilites including iostat, mpstat, sar, and others.

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/

These tools are all available from package managers (apt-get, yum, etc) on most Linux systems. They are also available on most other *nix platforms.

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