How to use SAR to Monitor System Performance in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Issue

  • What tool can I use to monitor the health of my system?
  • How to use SAR (System Activity Reporter) from the sysstat package to Monitor System Performance in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS
  • How to view average and historical CPU and memory usage on a system
  • How to track system performance
  • How to collect system performance data with SAR
  • What monitoring tool can check for high load and other causes of system slow down or hangs?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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