Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Choosing the Host and Parameters to Display

You can monitor performance on your workstation (local) or on another workstation (remote). The View menu lists several performance parameters that you can display for the host you are monitoring.


The parameters you choose to monitor may depend on:

Users unfamiliar with system parameters will typically choose to display CPU and disk usage. The typical setup for a more aware user is to display the CPU usage, disk usage, system load, and packets. Here are some hints and tips for choosing what to monitor:

For further information, see Managing System Performance in System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration.

To Specify the Host to Be Monitored

  1. Choose Setup from the Options menu.

    Performance Meter displays the Setup dialog box.

  2. Select the Remote radio button to indicate that you are about to type the name of a remote host.

  3. Type the system name (for example, jupiter) or the IP address (for example, of the remote host.

    Tip –

    To find a host, use Address Manager with Hosts selected on the Find menu.

  4. Click Apply to make your changes take effect.

    Performance Meter accesses the remote host and displays its performance. The system name on the title bar of the Performance Meter main window changes to the name of the remote host.

To Change the Parameters Displayed

  1. Open the View menu to display the list of available parameters.

    Each parameter has a checkbox to indicate whether it is currently selected for display.

  2. Select or deselect the relevant menu item to display or remove any of the parameters.

    You can display any combination of parameters.