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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide by IBM Redbooks

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6.3. Network monitoring

AIX offers a wide range of tools to monitor networks, including network adapters, network interfaces, and system resources used by the network software. These tools are covered in this chapter. Use these tools to gather information about your network environment when everything is functioning correctly. This information will be very useful in case a network performance problem arises, because a comparison between the monitored information of the poorly performing network and the earlier well-performing network helps to detect the problem source.

System load

Poor system performance may not necessarily come from a network problem. In case your system is short on local resources, such as CPU or memory, you may start performance ...

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