— Performance Monitoring Tools for Linux. This Linux Journal
page is geared more toward the administrator interested in writing
a customized performance graphing solution. Written several years
ago, some of the details may no longer apply, but the overall
concept and execution are sound.
The following books discuss various issues related to resource
monitoring, and are good resources for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide; Red Hat, Inc. —
Includes a chapter on many of the resource monitoring tools
Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity
Planning by Jason R. Fink and Matthew D. Sherer;
Sams — Provides more in-depth overviews of the resource
monitoring tools presented here and includes others that might
be appropriate for more specific resource monitoring
Red Hat Linux Security and Optimization
by Mohammed J. Kabir; Red Hat Press — Approximately the
first 150 pages of this book discuss performance-related issues.
This includes chapters dedicated to performance issues specific to
network, Web, email, and file servers.
Linux Administration Handbook by Evi
Nemeth, Garth Snyder, and Trent R. Hein; Prentice Hall —
Provides a short chapter similar in scope to this book, but
includes an interesting section on diagnosing a system that has
suddenly slowed down.
Linux System Administration: A User's
Guide by Marcel Gagne; Addison Wesley Professional
— Contains a small chapter on performance monitoring and
Essential System Administration (3rd
Edition) by Aeleen Frisch; O'Reilly & Associates — The
chapter on managing system resources contains good overall
information, with some Linux specifics included.
System Performance Tuning (2nd Edition)
by Gian-Paolo D. Musumeci and Mike Loukides; O'Reilly & Associates
— Although heavily oriented toward more traditional UNIX
implementations, there are many Linux-specific references throughout