Matt Ruzicka <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > We've got a couple servers that appear to have particularly busy disks and > I was trying to determine if there is a way to more easily poll this data > for tracking. > > I'm not sure if this is one of those can't see the forest for the trees > issues or not, but the only means that I am familiar with to see the > percentage of time the disk is busy is to run 'systat -vmstat'. I was > hoping for something more concise that I could run periodically and maybe > even graph (realizing that watching this might well distort the results). > > It appears that iostat on Solaris gives this information, but I can't seem > to mimic this functionality with FreeBSD. > > Are there other ways in FreeBSD to pull the percentage of time the disk is > busy?
If you instal net-snmp you can get various statistics via snmp. We use mrtg to graph them. Disk activity is but one. I haven't messed with the builtin snmp stuff that comes with 6.x, but I've got in on my list to investigate and see if it's ready to replace the net-snmp port. -- Bill Moran You will give me the Ring freely? In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair! Galadriel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"