Using dstat to analyze important system parameters


The all round tool dstat offers a large number of options for taking a look at all areas of your system. As soon as a computer slows down, it is easy to identify where resources are being consumed. The numerous modules also offer the possibility for gathering metrics on various applications. This can be especially interesting for server administrators.

Since dstat is implemented in Python, many measurements are susceptible to a minimal deviation. After all, dstat itself consumes resources. The dstat manpage includes helpful instructions on how to determine the resource usage of dstat itself.

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