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Old 04-11-2006, 06:58 PM   #1
ajaye1971
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Monitoring Harddrives


Is there a built Linux utility in RedHat E4.0 for monitoring the perfomance of HD's? If not, is there an opensource utility I can install? I want to see how active my HD's are when I start and utilize one particular programs. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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i would look at gkrellm. You can find it on sourceforge. It will moniter harddrives swap space cpu usage etc.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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As tamoneya indicated, you can't beat gkrellm

Last edited by J.W.; 04-11-2006 at 11:13 PM.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by J.W.
you can't beat gkrellm
Oh yes, you can: conky

If all you're after is to see the disk throughput, then go with conky, gkrellm, whatever system monitor app. If you're looking to trouble shoot a bottleneck there's iostat (part of sysstat).
 
Old 04-12-2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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Along with monitoring you Hard drives performance you may want to view their settings or monitor their health..

hdparm - will allow you to view information about your drives, and change settings (such as DMA)
http://freshmeat.net/projects/hdparm/

smartmontools - allows you to monitor drive health using the S.M.A.R.T. capabilities built into the Hard Drive.
http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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