Monitor the System Using Unix Utilities (DBA)
Part of being able to solve performance problems includes being able to use operating system utilities effectively. Using the correct utilities to find CPU, memory, and disk I/O issues is crucial to identifying where performance problems exist. Today’s DBAs and system managers increasingly include performance management as part of their duties.
Basically, two main categories of activities are needed for system management. The first, accounting and monitoring, consists of tools such as accounting ...