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20 Linux System Monitoring Tools Every SysAdmin Should Know

Jun 28, 2009, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by nixCraft)

"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 such as:

Finding out bottlenecks
Disk (storage) bottlenecks
CPU and memory bottlenecks.
Network bottlenecks."

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