Check Point

Server Monitoring With vmstat

You will learn the basics of vmstat server monitoring, scripting and redirection in this article.

  1. What is vmstat and why you would want to use it for server monitoring?
  2. How to use vmstat for server monitoring
  3. How to timestamp vmstat output (and other commands besides vmstat too)
  4. How to create a script that is easier to type than complicated commands
  5. How to run a shell script
  6. How to save data into a file
  7. Showing Memory Pages (useless info)
  8. Understanding vmstat
  9. Chart that explains the columns