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Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

2.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

3.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

Where to Find System Performance Tasks

System Performance and System Resources

Processes and System Performance

About Monitoring System Performance

Monitoring Tools

Displaying System Performance Information

Displaying System Performance Information (Task Map)

Displaying Virtual Memory Statistics (vmstat)

How to Display Virtual Memory Statistics (vmstat)

How to Display System Event Information (vmstat -s)

How to Display Swapping Statistics (vmstat -S)

How to Display Interrupts Per Device (vmstat -i)

Displaying Disk Utilization Information (iostat)

How to Display Disk Utilization Information (iostat)

How to Display Extended Disk Statistics (iostat -xtc)

Displaying Disk Space Statistics (df)

How to Display Disk Space Information (df -k)

Monitoring System Activities

Monitoring System Activities (Task Map)

Monitoring System Activities (sar)

How to Check File Access (sar -a)

How to Check Buffer Activity (sar -b)

How to Check System Call Statistics (sar -c)

How to Check Disk Activity (sar -d)

How to Check Page-Out and Memory (sar -g)

Checking Kernel Memory Allocation

How to Check Kernel Memory Allocation (sar -k)

How to Check Interprocess Communication (sar -m)

How to Check Page-In Activity (sar -p)

How to Check Queue Activity (sar -q)

How to Check Unused Memory (sar -r)

How to Check CPU Utilization (sar -u)

How to Check System Table Status (sar -v)

How to Check Swapping Activity (sar -w)

How to Check Terminal Activity (sar -y)

How to Check Overall System Performance (sar -A)

Collecting System Activity Data Automatically (sar)

Running the sadc Command When Booting

Running the sadc Command Periodically With the sa1 Script

Producing Reports With the sa2 Shell Script

Setting Up Automatic Data Collection (sar)

How to Set Up Automatic Data Collection

4.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

5.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)


Chapter 3

Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

Achieving good performance from a computer or network is an important part of system administration. This chapter provides overview of some factors that contribute to managing the performance of the computer systems in your care. In addition, this chapter describes procedures for monitoring system performance by using the vmstat, iostat, df, and sar commands.

This is a list of the information that is in this chapter.