Chapter 14. Introduction to UNIX Performance Tools

Introduction

You can take a variety of approaches to performance analysis on your system. These choices range from quick snapshots that take but a few seconds to create, to long-range capacity planning programs that you may want to run for weeks or months before you even begin to analyze the data they produce. This chapter contains examples from a variety of systems, including HP-UX 11i systems. I left in the examples from non-HP-UX systems because some readers of my books are coming from UNIX variants other than HP-UX. Most of the HP-UX examples in this chapter have been updated to reflect 11i systems; however, I’m not aware of any differences between these performance examples on 11i vs. 11.0. ...

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