Skip to main content

Monitor System Resources

ol lab tutorial ol-monitor
Table of Contents


🌙 Lab

🗒 Tutorial


In these guides you work with the Oracle Linux vmstat, mpstat, and top to monitor system resource usage. Monitoring the usage of system resourses is useful for detecting issues which can adversely affect system performance.


Oracle Linux provides tools for monitoring and analyzing system resource usage, as well as tracing tools for diagnosing performance issues in multiple processes and related threads.


  • Explore the vmstat command
  • Explore the mpstat command
  • Explore the top command
  • Use vmstat and mpstat, and top
  • Examine command output from vmstat, mpstat, and top

What Do You Need?

A client system with Oracle Linux installed.