CHAPTER 3Performance MonitoringFinding Performance Problemson Ubuntu Server

Running a server is one thing. Running a server that works well is something else. On a server whose default settings haven't been changed since installation, things may just go terribly wrong from a performance perspective. Finding a performance problem on a Linux server is not that easy. You need to know what your computer is doing and how to interpret performance monitoring data. In this chapter you'll learn how to do just that.

To give you a head start, you'll have a look at top first. Though almost everyone already knows how to use the top utility, few know how to really interpret the data that top provides. The top utility is a very good starting place when analyzing ...

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