Linux operating system is gaining popularity day by day. The features lies in its security parameters and Stability. The Linux operating system comes in various flavors or more often called distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, Centos, Open SUSE, Debian etc.
The feature which makes each and every Linux distribution useful is the tools which makes the monitoring and managing very easy. Most of the management and monitoring tools come pre-installed with your Linux distribution.
Here is list of tools which help you monitor and manage your Linux distribution more effectively.
1.) TOP-This command shows the top processes which are consuming more resources.
The top command can be used with following switches:-
k – To kill a process.
m- Shows memory information on or off.
z- set color on and off.
f- manage fields to display in the top menu
2.)ps – Number of processes
4.) mpstat – Multiprocessor Usage
Shows the status of the processors.
To show the status of each core you can use
5.) who – to find out who is logged in.
To check who all are logged in type who at the command prompt.
You can also type w at the command prompt.
6.) Using the Proc file system to display various kernel parameters.
7.) iostat- To check Average CPU Load, Disk Activity.