ACCT-9626 - Sysstat accounting data

(Accounting)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control ACCT-9626 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

Sysstat collects system information

How to solve

Install the sysstat package to obtain the supporting tools

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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