In this article, we want to teach you How To Install and Configure SysStat on Debian 11.
SysStat is a powerful logging and monitoring tool for Linux/Unix systems. It can be used to monitor system performance and troubleshoot problems.
How To Install and Configure SysStat on Debian 11
Before you start to install SysStat on Debian 11, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our article the Initial Server Setup with Debian 11.
Now follow the steps below to install SysStat on your server.
Installing SysStat on Debian 11
First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:
sudo apt update
By default, SysStat is available in the Debian default repository. So you can use the following command to install SysStat on your server:
sudo apt install sysstat
When your installation is completed, you need to make some configuration changes.
Configuring SysStat on Debian 11
By default, SysStat monitoring is disabled. You need to enable it on your server to use it.
Open the SysStat configuration file with your favorite text editor, here we use vi:
Find the ENABLED directive and set it to the:
When you are done, save and close the file.
Now start your SysStat service on Debian 11 with the following command:
sudo systemctl start sysstat
If you want to start your service at boot run the following command:
sudo systemctl enable sysstat
Check your SysStat service is active and running on your Debian 11 with the command below:
sudo systemctl status sysstat
In your putout you should see:
Output sysstat.service - Resets System Activity Logs Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/sysstat.service; enabled; vendor prese> Active: active (exited) since Sat 2021-12-18 04:42:55 EST; 56s ago Docs: man:sa1(8) man:sadc(8) man:sar(1) Main PID: 1239 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Tasks: 0 (limit: 2340) Memory: 0B CPU: 0 CGroup: /system.slice/sysstat.service
At this point, you have SysStat installed on your Debian 11, let’s see how to use it.
How to Use SysStat Service
You can get a real-time system static command-line tool. Here we show you some examples of different statics.
To check CPU usage, you can use the following command:
You can check the display device with the command below:
Use the following command to view display usage:
Also, you can view current processes on your Debian 11 with the command below:
For more information, you can visit the SysStat Documentation page.
At this point, you learn to set up SysStat on Debian 11.
Hope you enjoy using it.
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