I do not like top. How do I install Advanced System & Process Monitor tool called atop on CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x/6.x+ based system using yum command?
You can install atop on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora Linux using EPEL repo. From the man page:
The program atop is an interactive monitor to view the load on a Linux system. It shows the occupation of the most critical hardware resources (from a performance point of view) on system level, i.e. cpu, memory, disk and network. It also shows which processes are responsible for the indicated load with respect to cpu- and memory load on process level. Disk load is shown if per process “storage accounting” is active in the kernel or if the kernel patch â€˜cntâ€™ has been installed. Network load is only shown per process if the kernel patch â€˜cntâ€™ has been installed.
Install atop on CentOS/RHEL/Red hat Linux using yum
First you need to enable EPEL repo as described here to install atop. Type the following yum command:
# yum install atop
Loaded plugins: product-id, protectbase, rhnplugin This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite. 0 packages excluded due to repository protections Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package atop.x86_64 0:1.27-1.el6 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================== Installing: atop x86_64 1.27-1.el6 epel 106 k Transaction Summary ================================================================== Install 1 Package(s) Total download size: 106 k Installed size: 229 k Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: atop-1.27-1.el6.x86_64.rpm | 106 kB 00:00 Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : atop-1.27-1.el6.x86_64 1/1 Verifying : atop-1.27-1.el6.x86_64 1/1 Installed: atop.x86_64 0:1.27-1.el6 Complete!
How do I use atop program?
Type the following command as root user:
atop command examples
Here are some conman atop command examples:
To see active processes only
# atop -a
Display individual threads
# atop -y
Display average-per-second i.s.o. total values
# atop -1
Display memory-related process-info
# atop -m
Display disk-related process-info
# atop -d
Display network-related process-info
# atop -n
Display scheduling-related process-info
# atop -s
Display various process-info (ppid, user/group, date/time)
# atop -v
Display command line per process
# atop -c
Pass the following option to sort your process:
-C sort processes in order of cpu-consumption (default) -M sort processes in order of memory-consumption -D sort processes in order of disk-activity -N sort processes in order of network-activity -A sort processes in order of most active resource (auto mode)
See atop(1) command man page for more information.