13.3.2 Running OSWbb

To start OSWbb, run the startOSWbb.sh script from the oswbb directory.

# ./startOSWbb.sh [frequency duration]

The optional frequency and duration arguments specifying how often in seconds OSWbb should collect data and the number of hours for which OSWbb should run. The default values are 30 seconds and 48 hours. The following example starts OSWbb recording data at intervals of 60 seconds, and has it record data for 12 hours:

# ./startOSWbb.sh 60 12
Testing for discovery of OS Utilities
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VMSTAT found on your system.
IOSTAT found on your system.
MPSTAT found on your system.
NETSTAT found on your system.
TOP found on your system.
Testing for discovery of OS CPU COUNT
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Starting Data Collection...
oswbb heartbeat: date/time
oswbb heartbeat: date/time + 60 seconds
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To stop OSWbb prematurely, run the stopOSWbb.sh script from the oswbb directory.

# ./stopOSWbb.sh

OSWbb collects data in the following directories under the oswbb/archive directory:

Directory

Description

oswiostat

Contains output from the iostat utility.

oswmeminfo

Contains a listing of the contents of /proc/meminfo.

oswmpstat

Contains output from the mpstat utility.

oswnetstat

Contains output from the netstat utility.

oswprvtnet

If you have enable private network tracing for RAC, contains information about the status of the private networks.

oswps

Contains output from the ps utility.

oswslabinfo

Contains a listing of the contents of /proc/slabinfo.

oswtop

Contains output from the top utility.

oswvmstat

Contains output from the vmstat utility.

OSWbb stores data in hourly archive files named system_name_utility_name_timestamp.dat, and each entry in a file is preceded by the characters *** and a timestamp.