12.2. Overview of system performance

The AIX Base Operating System contains a number of monitoring and tuning tools that have historically been part of UNIX systems or are required to manage the implementation-specific features of AIX. The BOS functions and commands that are most important to performance analysts are:

iostatReports CPU and I/O statistics.
vmstatReports virtual-memory activity and other system statistics.
netstatDisplays the contents of network-related data structures.
psDisplays the status of processes.
lsattrDisplays the attributes of devices.
lslvDisplays information about a logical volume or the logical volume allocations of a physical volume.
nfsstatDisplays statistics about Network File System (NFS) and Remote Procedure Call ...

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