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4. Performance Monitoring > Monitoring Machine Utilization with rstat

Monitoring Machine Utilization with rstat

rstat is an RPC client program I wrote to get and print statistics from any machine running the rpc.rstatd daemon, its server-side counterpart. The rpc.rstad daemon has been used for many years by tools such as Sun’s perfmeter and the rup command. The rstat program is simply a new client for an old daemon. The fact that the rpc.rstatd daemon is already installed and running on most Solaris and Linux machines is a huge advantage over other tools that require the installation of custom agents.

My rstat client compiles and runs on Solaris and Linux as well and can get statistics from any machine running a current rpc.rstatd daemon, such as Solaris, Linux, AIX, and OpenBSD. The


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