Lynis Security Controls

ACCT-9626 - Sysstat accounting data


Sysstat collects system information



How to solve

Install the sysstat package to obtain the supporting tools


  • sar: collects and also reports about system activity information
  • iostat: reports CPU utilization and disk I/O stats
  • mpstat: reports global and processor stats
  • pidstat: reports statistics for Linux processes
  • sadf: displays data collected by sar
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    This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control ACCT-9626. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.


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