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How to monitor Disk Latency on a Linux Server



I need to monitor the Disk Latency on a Linux Server. One way I thought of was to simply copy a large file every time and use how long it took as my measure.

disk latency speed

Created on Jun 1, 2012 8:47:20 PM

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you may use the command "iostat" in addition to a "custom" SSH Sensor hack. Thne you may just parse the output to get the values you want:

Device:            tps    kB_read/s    kB_wrtn/s    kB_read    kB_wrtn
sda               0.98         0.13        21.42     283079   46220836

Best regards

Created on Jun 4, 2012 9:17:13 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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