How to Produce and Deliver System Activity Reports Using Linux Toolsets – Part 3

As a system engineer, you will often need to produce reports that show the utilization of your system’s resources in order to make sure that: 1) they are being utilized optimally, 2) prevent bottlenecks, and 3) ensure scalability, among other reasons.

Besides the well-known native Linux tools that are used to check disk, memory, and CPU usage – to name a few examples, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 provides two additional toolsets to enhance the data you can collect for your reports: sysstat and dstat.