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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY sysstat-download-http "http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sebastien.godard/sysstat-&sysstat-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY sysstat-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY sysstat-md5sum "e8b615775ad98780e3f0675b91eddb19">
10 <!ENTITY sysstat-size "316 KB">
11 <!ENTITY sysstat-buildsize "8.0 MB">
12 <!ENTITY sysstat-time "0.1 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="sysstat" xreflabel="Sysstat-&sysstat-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="sysstat.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>Sysstat-&sysstat-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="sysstat">
26 <primary sortas="a-Sysstat">Sysstat</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Sysstat</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>Sysstat</application> package contains utilities
33 to monitor system performance and usage activity.
34 <application>Sysstat</application> contains the <command>sar</command>
35 utility, common to many commercial Unixes, and tools you can schedule via
36 cron to collect and historize performance and activity data.</para>
37
38 &lfs78_checked;
39
40 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
41 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
42 <listitem>
43 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&sysstat-download-http;"/></para>
44 </listitem>
45 <listitem>
46 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&sysstat-download-ftp;"/></para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>Download MD5 sum: &sysstat-md5sum;</para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>Download size: &sysstat-size;</para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>Estimated disk space required: &sysstat-buildsize;</para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>Estimated build time: &sysstat-time;</para>
59 </listitem>
60 </itemizedlist>
61
62 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Sysstat Dependencies</bridgehead>
63
64 <para>There are no build-time requirements for this package; however,
65 it is designed to be controlled by a cron daemon such as
66 <xref linkend="fcron"/>.</para>
67
68 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
69 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/sysstat"/></para>
70
71 </sect2>
72
73 <sect2 role="installation">
74 <title>Installation of Sysstat</title>
75
76 <para>Install <application>Sysstat</application> by running the
77 following commands:</para>
78
79<screen><userinput>sa_lib_dir=/usr/lib/sa \
80sa_dir=/var/log/sa \
81conf_dir=/etc/sysconfig \
82./configure --prefix=/usr \
83 --disable-file-attr &amp;&amp;
84make</userinput></screen>
85
86 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
87
88 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
89
90<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
91
92 </sect2>
93
94 <sect2 role="commands">
95 <title>Command Explanations</title>
96
97 <para><envar>sa_lib_dir</envar>: This environment variable specifies the
98 location of the package-specific library directory.</para>
99
100 <para><envar>sa_dir</envar>: This environment variable specifies the
101 location of the directory containing the data files.</para>
102
103 <para><envar>conf_dir</envar>: This environment variable specifies the
104 location of the system configuration directory.</para>
105
106 <para><parameter>--disable-file-attr</parameter>: Do not set attributes on
107 files being installed. This parameter causes the installation to ignore the
108 man group variable resulting in the man files having
109 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>:
110 <systemitem class="groupname">root</systemitem> ownership.</para>
111
112 <note><para>Run <command>./configure --help</command> to see other influential
113 environment variables you can pass to <command>configure</command>. You may
114 want to use the <envar>history</envar> and <envar>compressafter</envar>
115 variables to customize the amount of data files kept on the system.</para></note>
116
117 </sect2>
118
119 <sect2 role="configuration">
120 <title>Configuring Sysstat</title>
121
122 <sect3 id="sysstat-config">
123 <title>Config Files</title>
124
125 <para>
126 <filename>/etc/sysconfig/sysstat</filename> and
127 <filename>/etc/sysconfig/sysstat.ioconf</filename>
128 </para>
129
130 <indexterm zone="sysstat sysstat-config">
131 <primary sortas="e-etc-sysconfig-sysstat">/etc/sysconfig/sysstat</primary>
132 </indexterm>
133 <indexterm zone="sysstat sysstat-config">
134 <primary sortas="e-etc-sysconfig-sysstat.ioconf">/etc/sysconfig/sysstat.ioconf</primary>
135 </indexterm>
136
137 </sect3>
138
139 <sect3>
140 <title>Cron Information</title>
141
142 <para>To begin gathering <application>Sysstat</application> history
143 information, you must add to, or create a privileged user's crontab. The
144 history data location is
145 <filename class="directory">/var/log/sa</filename>. The user running
146 <application>Sysstat</application> utilities via cron must have write
147 access to this location.</para>
148
149 <para>Below is an example of what to install in the crontab. Adjust the
150 parameters to suit your needs. Use <command>man sa1</command> and
151 <command>man sa2</command> for information about the commands.</para>
152
153<screen><literal># 8am-7pm activity reports every 10 minutes during weekdays
1540 8-18 * * 1-5 /usr/lib/sa/sa1 600 6 &amp;
155
156# 7pm-8am activity reports every hour during weekdays
1570 19-7 * * 1-5 /usr/lib/sa/sa1 &amp;
158
159# Activity reports every hour on Saturday and Sunday
1600 * * * 0,6 /usr/lib/sa/sa1 &amp;
161
162# Daily summary prepared at 19:05
1635 19 * * * /usr/lib/sa/sa2 -A &amp;</literal></screen>
164
165 <para>Ensure you submit the revised crontab to the cron daemon.</para>
166
167 </sect3>
168
169 <sect3 id="sysstat-init">
170 <title>System Startup Information</title>
171
172 <indexterm zone="sysstat sysstat-init">
173 <primary sortas="f-sysstat">sysstat</primary>
174 </indexterm>
175
176 <para>At system startup, a LINUX RESTART message must be inserted in the
177 daily data file to reinitialize the kernel counters. This can be
178 automated by installing the <filename>/etc/rc.d/init.d/sysstat</filename>
179 init script included in the <xref linkend="bootscripts"/>
180 package using the following command as the
181 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
182
183<screen role="root"><userinput>make install-sysstat</userinput></screen>
184
185 </sect3>
186
187 </sect2>
188
189 <sect2 role="content">
190 <title>Contents</title>
191
192 <segmentedlist>
193 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
194 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
195 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
196
197 <seglistitem>
198 <seg>cifsiostat, iostat, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar, and tapestat</seg>
199 <seg>None</seg>
200 <seg>/usr/lib/sa,
201 /usr/share/doc/sysstat-&sysstat-version; and
202 /var/log/sa
203 </seg>
204 </seglistitem>
205 </segmentedlist>
206
207 <variablelist>
208 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
209 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
210 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
211
212 <varlistentry id="cifsiostat">
213 <term><command>cifsiostat</command></term>
214 <listitem>
215 <para>displays statistics about read and write operations on CIFS
216 filesystems.</para>
217 <indexterm zone="sysstat cifsiostat">
218 <primary sortas="b-cifsiostat">cifsiostat</primary>
219 </indexterm>
220 </listitem>
221 </varlistentry>
222
223 <varlistentry id="iostat">
224 <term><command>iostat</command></term>
225 <listitem>
226 <para>reports CPU statistics and input/output
227 statistics for devices and partitions.</para>
228 <indexterm zone="sysstat iostat">
229 <primary sortas="b-iostat">iostat</primary>
230 </indexterm>
231 </listitem>
232 </varlistentry>
233
234 <varlistentry id="mpstat">
235 <term><command>mpstat</command></term>
236 <listitem>
237 <para>writes activities for each available processor.</para>
238 <indexterm zone="sysstat mpstat">
239 <primary sortas="b-mpstat">mpstat</primary>
240 </indexterm>
241 </listitem>
242 </varlistentry>
243
244 <varlistentry id="pidstat">
245 <term><command>pidstat</command></term>
246 <listitem>
247 <para>is used for monitoring individual tasks currently being managed
248 by the Linux kernel.</para>
249 <indexterm zone="sysstat pidstat">
250 <primary sortas="b-pidstat">pidstat</primary>
251 </indexterm>
252 </listitem>
253 </varlistentry>
254
255 <varlistentry id="sadf">
256 <term><command>sadf</command></term>
257 <listitem>
258 <para>is used for displaying the contents of data files created by
259 the <command>sar</command> command. But unlike
260 <command>sar</command>, <command>sadf</command> can write its data
261 in many different formats.</para>
262 <indexterm zone="sysstat sadf">
263 <primary sortas="b-sadf">sadf</primary>
264 </indexterm>
265 </listitem>
266 </varlistentry>
267
268 <varlistentry id="sar">
269 <term><command>sar</command></term>
270 <listitem>
271 <para>is used for displaying the contents of elected cumulative activity
272 counters in the operating system.</para>
273 <indexterm zone="sysstat sar">
274 <primary sortas="b-sar">sar</primary>
275 </indexterm>
276 </listitem>
277 </varlistentry>
278
279 <varlistentry id="tapestat">
280 <term><command>tapestat</command></term>
281 <listitem>
282 <para>is used for monitoring the activity of tape drives connected to
283 a system.</para>
284 <indexterm zone="sysstat tapestat">
285 <primary sortas="b-tapestat">tapestat</primary>
286 </indexterm>
287 </listitem>
288 </varlistentry>
289
290 </variablelist>
291
292 </sect2>
293
294</sect1>
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