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Old 04-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Similar tool like Windows Performance Monitor


I am looking for a similar tool as Windows performance monitor in Linux multiple processors environment, which can monitor and log the activities of each individual processor. Any suggestion?

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Old 04-20-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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hmm, sounds like you are looking for CSPM (Complete System Performance Monitor)
CSPM

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Old 04-20-2005, 05:59 AM   #3
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I asked about this on experts exchange recently, and it would appear that there is no tool for Linux with the flexibility of windows performance monitor.

I've not found anything that allows a user to interactively select what they want to monitor in a graph, so you can't just say 'I want a graph with CPU utilisation, memory usage and disk writes'

There is also the issue of granularity. There is no way that I have found to just graph disk writes or usage of one CPU, etc.

The reason I was looking for this was for our development teams who like to be able to profile stuff as they build it. As no equivalent exists, this will seriously hamper Linux acceptance where I work.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:35 AM   #4
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You Can use NagiOS. It has the features u r looking for though the look may not be same as windows.

go to. www.nagios.org read about it.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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You Can use NagiOS. It has the features u r looking for though the look may not be same as windows.

go to. www.nagios.org read about it.
Nagios doesn't have a fraction of the features that most people use in Windows performance monitor. Here are some examples:

1. The ability for the user of a system to easily graph the current state of the system or store hysterical data

2. The ability of a user graphing performance to choose which values they want to see from a fairly fine-grained list and combine any number of these values

3. The ability to change what you are graphing through a simple interface and instantly see the results

4. The ability to generate a graph within minutes of deciding to

For long term stuff, a combination of rrdtool and nagios can be used to record this kind of information, but in this case a regular user would not be able to create these reports. There are also issues surrounding the reporting periods and changing this is non-trivial - certainly beyond the capabilities of most regular users, and it requires more time than just clicking a new metric to monitor and choosing a colour for it.

Don't get me wrong - nagios is a fantastic tool for a variety of situations - it's just nowhere near a replacement for the windows performance monitor.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 12:49 AM   #6
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Try gkrellm
 
Old 04-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #7
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I downloaded qt 3.3.4 version. Did "make", it seems to take forever to build this huge package. Then I installed spm2-1.0-1 rpm from sourceforge website and ran spm2 program finally. But I could not use File/Save, File/Save as or Help Menu from this system performance monitor for some reason. I am running SUSE 9. Does anyone know why or how to fix it?

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