How do I Monitor a slow UNIX or Linux system?

Posted on in Categories Linux, Troubleshooting, Tuning, UNIX last updated June 13, 2006

These are tips and commands to monitor slow UNIX or Linux systems.

FTA “…When your UNIX system runs slow, it is vital that you discover what the problem is as quickly as possible so you can get your system back into the normal operating mode. There are many causes for a slow system, but actually identifying the problem can be exceedingly difficult. In this article, study examples of how to identify and diagnose the cause of your slow running UNIX system to get your machine running properly again…”

Read more at IBM Developer works…

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

3 comment

  1. Pretty good selection of tools mentioned in that article. Another one which I haven’t used much yet, but I’ve heard good things about is OProfile.

    If I determine that the problem is a particular app, then I will typically use tools like truss, ktrace, strace, and pstack.

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