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Published: January 5, 2014
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## Dstat: Versatile resource statistics tool##


Dstat is a versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat, nfsstat and ifstat. Dstat overcomes some of their limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility. Dstat is handy for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting.

Dstat allows you to view all of your system resources instantly, you can eg. compare disk usage in combination with interrupts from your IDE controller, or compare the network bandwidth numbers directly with the disk throughput (in the same interval).

Some of the features includes:
Combines vmstat, iostat, ifstat, netstat information and more
Shows stats in exactly the same timeframe
Enable/order counters as they make most sense during analysis/troubleshooting
Modular design
Written in python so easily extendable for the task at hand
Easy to extend, add your own counters (please contribute those)
Includes about 10 external plugins to show how easy it is to add counters
Can summarize grouped block/network devices and give total numbers
Can show interrupts per device
Very accurate timeframes, no timeshifts when system is stressed
Shows exact units and limits conversion mistakes
Indicate different units with different colors
Show intermediate results when delay > 1
Allows to export CSV output, which can be imported in Gnumeric and Excel to make graphs

Make sure you have rpmforge repository installed.

# sudo apt-get install dstat

Some of the useful commands are as followed:
# dstat --help
# dstat --full
# dstat --vmstat
# dstat --mem
# dstat --load


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Cool-adding it to my distrolette - dwmX

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