"7. Combine the power of iostat and vmstat with dstat dstat aims
to replace vmstat, iostat and ifstat combined. It also offers
exporting data into .csv files that can then be analyzed using
"dstat uses a pleasant color output in the terminal:
"8. Collect, report or save system activity information with
"sar is another powerful, versatile system. It is a sort of a
jack o' all trades when it comes to monitoring and logging system
activity. sar can be very useful for trying to analyze strange
system problems where normal logs like boot.msg, messages or secure
under /var/log do not yield too much information." sar writes the
daily statistics into log files under /var/log/sa.
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