Chapter TEN. Monitoring System Resources

Chapter Syllabus

  • 10.1 Dynamic Kernel Configuration and Monitoring

  • 10.2 Monitoring General System Activity and Events

  • 10.3 Was It a PANIC, a TOC, or an HPMC?

In this chapter, we look at some ideas to monitor system resources, such as kernel parameter usage, using tools like the new Web-based tool kcweb. We look at the hardware diagnostic tools known collectively as the Support Tools Manager, which has various interfaces from a simple command line interface through to an X-Windows GUI. While most of the tools are password protected, we can help HP hardware engineers collect vital hardware diagnostic information if they think we have an underlying hardware problem with our system. Ultimately, we are trying to ...

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