SUMMARY: Solaris performance monitoring

From: Brett Lanham <>
Date: Wed Apr 17 2002 - 15:43:59 EDT
Thanks to all those who replied.  See below for original post.

In an attempt to find out what others are using for performance data
analysis such as graphing I had many people reply with suggestions to use
ORCA (  Included with the orca package is a
script ( for se (SE Toolkit: ) that
you can use with orca for performance data analysis.  

Also several people suggested using MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher -  I was told not to be confused by the name as
MRTG is capable of generating graphs from multiple data sources.

Another package that was suggested was sarcheck (
As well as GNUPlot ( to do the graphing.  

Hope this is helpful to others.  I'm going to be taking a close look at ORCA
myself.  Thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Lanham []
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 5:11 PM
To: Sunmanagers (E-mail)
Subject: Solaris performance monitoring

I've been spending a fair amount of time on performance analysis lately.
I've searched on the web and found several good resources such as and the SE Toolkit site and those
sites are very useful.  I've spent time working with sar, vmstat, iostat,
etc and that's all pretty cool.  What I'm curious about is what tools are
available for prettying up all that performance information?  I would like
to have some graphs of performance data over time.  I've been looking at
sarge ( and it seems like a pretty
good solution but I wanted to know what the rest of you guys use.  Also if
there are any other really useful performance analysis tools anybody uses
please feel free to share.  Also what intervals are people using to capture
performance data with sar?  I've been capturing data every 10 mintues via
the sys crontab entries.  The 20 or 30 minutes intervals that were there by
default seem like they are too spread out.  Thanks

Brett Lanham
System Operations Analyst
Cleartrack Information Network, Inc.
5301 Virginia Way   Suite 110
Brentwood, TN  37027
615.377.4413 (phone)
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